Custom diy 35l acrylic nano tank

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  1. jnrreefhobbyist

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    Hey guys. This is my second acrylic build and I've gone a lot smaller than my last 185l drop off tank.
    I just wanted something small and easy to take care of and I'll see if I can make it look like my last tank!
     
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    Pics or it didn't happen!!
     
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    I started building about 2 weeks ago. And I'll upload pics of my last tank too.

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    Looking very neat so far.
     
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    It's awesome.
     
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    What did you use to bond the acrylic panels?
     
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    Yes please some details of your build. Where you bought what, how to measure, did they cut it for you, etc, etc
     
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    Looks like magma bond. I found that it works good on perspex 6mm and up but the cuts need to be deadly strait to get a good bond and on 1 - 4mm morfien and aceton.
     
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    Just some more pics

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    Finally filled after playing with aquascape for a day or so

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    There's my old tank. I made it when I was 16 and it looked like that by the time I turned 17

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    Some nice skills you got there. So come on, give us some info on what you used to bond the acrylic etc.
     
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    Okay, so what I did was I got my acrylic all precut. I had it precut about 4cm extra everywhere so I could go home and make an extremely smooth and sharp edge with a router and a jig. This is so that the glue bonds really well.
    I used 3mm up to 10mm acrylic for all my builds. And used magma bond c1 glue for everything.
     
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    My big drop off was 80 long, 50 wide 40 high, and the drop was 70 deep.
    Custom stand and sump

    The nano is 45cm x 36cm x 30cm with a built-in filter.
     
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    Great thanks. Where you get the magma bond?
     
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    Looking to do something with 6mm acrylic sheets I got laying around.
     
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    What lighting are you using?
     
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    How did you find the maintenance on an acrylic aquarium. In terms of being able to keep it clean without scratching it with cleaning tools etc. I am busy looking into an acrylic tank but hesitant about the possible difficulty in keeping it scratch free
     
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    Its not a problem. I had my other tank for about a year and a half and no real scratches. You just need to be careful that when you use a magnet glass cleaner that you dont catch any gravel particles in it.
     
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    Also there is nothing clearer than acrylic. Plus it cleans off algae much much easier than glass.
     

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