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    96x32x25 1/2 Acrylic Tank Build

    Here we go again. As many of you know I built a few big tanks with bailie a few months ago. The biggest one was 360 gallons and was 96x36x25 1/2 and the other was a 48x48 x25 cube. Well enough building tanks for jay now it's time to build one for myself. The size I've decided to build is 320 gallons and it will be 96x32x25 1/2 tall. I was going to build one outa plywood again but after figuring things out its actually cheaper to build it outa 3/4 acrylic so today I pulled the trigger and bought the supplies I needed. Sabic plastics is where I get my plastic as I got an account there now. So I wonder how long I am going to be able to wait till I chop my sheets up and get this baby built lol. Here's a pic I snapped on the way home. More to come. This tank will be my new reef tank.
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    Can't wait to see pics when all done what's going in it

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    That's going to be a huge reef tank.Very nice
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    It's gonna be a monster! What're you planning to stock it with?

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    I'll just be transferring my current fish from my 180. That includes my prize fish which is a 5" sohal and then there is the rest of the gang which includes a yellow tang, scopus tang, pacific sailfin, 2 dejardini tangs, purple tang, hippo tang, then there is a foxface, a Niger trigger, a cleaner wrasse, sixline wrasse, a antheias, and a pair of clowns. That's all I can think of lol. Once I get it up and running there is a few more I wanna add but what is a secret for now ��

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    Here's a quick teaser vid of this tank getting started

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    Good to see this getting started.
    Btw East west plastics is where closed cell acrylic is the cheapest to buy

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    You sure Larry. I just called and they quoted me $670 per sheet of 18mm cell cast acrylic. Way more than sabic

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    I got a half sheet of 16mm (5/8)
    180 plus tax

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    East west only carrys 5/8 thick. No bigger

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    I didn't do any more videos but I did snap a few pics. So far so good. I'll let this set over night then I'll cement the bottom on Tomorow.
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    I love your workshop! a real mancave for the builder. can't wait to see how this works out.
    But it wasn't my fault teacher, my fish ate my homework

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    Thanks ivory. Larry I don't wanna use 5/8. The stuff I got is real close to 3/4 and I get a real good price on it. You know the old saying. The more you buy, the better the price. They know me now cause I've been involved in the sales on a lot of sheets from all the other tanks I've buillt at my shop. I know one thing Im paying way less than your place wanted for 3/4. Way way less. Btw, hows your tank coming?

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    Looks like you are moving along with this build of yours
    yes man that's a bonus,although can you buy just half sheets??
    My tank is coming together very good. Just have to finish up glassing, then it's onto the liquid rubber
    once I get that finished up I'll update my topic and add the 22 pics I have thus far of the build.


    I got my eye on your build. So keep us updated as much as you can

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    Yes I can buy half sheets

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    Here's another video showing the cutting.

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    Looking good

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    Here's another vid of the tank just prior to cementing the bottom on.

    It went perfect! More vids to come

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    Here's a vid of the overflow box.

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    Here's a pic of it all painted with krylon fussion paint.
    Ive used this before in a reef tank with no problems
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