acrylic fish tank

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  1. Difficult marine

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    hi guy
    I want to upgrade my fish tank to acrylic. 1200*600*500 (10mm) or 1200*600*600(12mm),any thought or information.
    Did anyone have company to make the carylic fish tank in cape town?
     
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    acrylic is more expensive than gold
    i once asked for that spec from plasticworld and was quoted over R15k
     
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    Acrylic is stronger than glass so you can go thinner
     
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    it is, but scratches 10 times more
    i got a acrylic 90cm and its not worth it, the same tank made in 12mm glass is less than half the price
     
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    The up side of acrylic is that the scratches can be polished out very easily. Glass is a PITA.
     
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    Magnet scratched inside of my front pane today :(:(:( going to cry
     
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    Thanks for thinking of us Belindamotion,yes we do work with Acrylic.We are currently busy installing a 3m high acrylic monster at the moment.Difficult Marine,pls feel free to contact us for any advice:)
     
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    I did a quote R6000 1200*600*600 10mm,i am try buy a penal from maizcy about R3500 12MM,and i will find the company to glue,will see how much they charge?

    What is your quote flappy 1200*600*600 10 mm or 12mm?
     
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    Hi pxius

    what size your tank? Would you mind tell us more about?
     
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    Working with Acrylic is very specialized.I would not recommend buying acrylic and then getting any company to glue them together unless they work with acrylic aquariums regularly.I have seen a few jobs go terribly wrong when the glue comes apart due to the pressures.
    I will revert with a quote.
     
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    Are all sides clear or can some be black acrylic?
    Black is more cost effective than clear.
    Let me know
     
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    My tank is glass
     
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    i can do like that 1200*600 *2 (black)
    1200*600 *1 (clear)
    600*600*1 (clear)
    600*600*1 (black)
    thanks
     
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    Ok no problem,will revert
     
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    If you decide to go with glass, give me a shout.
    I have a good contact, paid R1900 for glass for new build.

    Pieces consist of following sizes out of 10mm glass:
    1270 x 610 (2pieces)
    520 x 610 (2pieces)
    1250 x 500 (2pieces)
    580 x 500 (1piece)
    1250 x 60 (2pieces)
    500 x 60 (2pieces)
    500 x 100 (1piece)
    590 x 60 (2pieces)

    All edges on above polished and bevelled plus 3 holes waterjetted and they have been bevelled aswell.
     
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