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Hi guys, Joey here.

I just wanted to give everyone a heads up that i will be soon posting
a new video series on how to build an acrylic aquarium.

Start to finnish. everything needed to know. From where to get the acrylic,
how much you can expect to pay for the acrylic
how to cut it
how to design the aquarium
preparing the edges of the acrylic
putting the tank together
welding the tank together
finishing touches(rounding corners, and flame polishing)
plumbing the tank
Designing building and installing filtration.

each step will show exactly how to do everything. In video format.
Using common and easy to use tools. Nothing fancy.

Once you see this series, you will know everything you need to know to build an acrylic aquarium, and will see just
how easy it really is.

Also included will be a few added bonuses for my viewers. i dont want to give them away yet.....
BUT, i will say that all of my viewers will be getting discounts on acrylic all across canada for example.
Plus, other things you'll see in the video, will also be available to my viewers in a similar fashion.
 

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This video series will be posted soon. I have set the date to have the first video out, as this friday.

I will be posting all videos right here for you to see.

Anyways, just a heads up.

All videos will first be uploaded to my YouTube channel here: www.youtube.com/uarujoey

Subscribe if you can!

Thanks for looking.
 

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Interesting. I still want to build an acrylic tank, I built my sump out of scrap acrylic from the plastic shop, ran me about $30 for materials. I don't have a table saw so I scored and snapped each piece. Cleaned up the edges as well as I could, solvent them into place, and run a bead of silicone on the inside for peace of mind. Doesn't look pretty, but it works.

I didn't see where you said how much you spent on the acrylic for the tank in the video. What did it run you? I think 48x24 sheets run about $40-50 around here.
 

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RRasco said:
Interesting. I still want to build an acrylic tank, I built my sump out of scrap acrylic from the plastic shop, ran me about $30 for materials. I don't have a table saw so I scored and snapped each piece. Cleaned up the edges as well as I could, solvent them into place, and run a bead of silicone on the inside for peace of mind. Doesn't look pretty, but it works.

I didn't see where you said how much you spent on the acrylic for the tank in the video. What did it run you? I think 48x24 sheets run about $40-50 around here.
i have also scored acrylic to cut it... did a video on it in fact...
Not my favorite way to cut acrylic, but it works.

a 48x24 sheet of 12mm cell cast would cost around $90-100, maybe a bit less.

I pay $11-12 a sq/ft for 12mm cell cast. I dont think your $40-50 price was for cell cast though.

In the first video, i mentioned the cost as well.
 

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Love the videos. Very informative. Thanks joey.
 

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i have also scored acrylic to cut it... did a video on it in fact...
Not my favorite way to cut acrylic, but it works.

a 48x24 sheet of 12mm cell cast would cost around $90-100, maybe a bit less.

I pay $11-12 a sq/ft for 12mm cell cast. I dont think your $40-50 price was for cell cast though.

In the first video, i mentioned the cost as well.
I do remember you saying the cost per sq/ft now, just wondering what the sheets ran. I don't think the stuff I've seen was cell cast either, some kind of Lexan, I think. There are so many types of plastic, I don't remember.
 

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Can't wait to see that bad boy filled with water. The Lip you mentioned in the video(rear panel) please don't forget to show us how to cut/fix . I'm sure us first timers will run into this. Great videos. Thanks again Joey.

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Can't wait to see that bad boy filled with water. The Lip you mentioned in the video(rear panel) please don't forget to show us how to cut/fix . I'm sure us first timers will run into this. Great videos. Thanks again Joey.

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I will be showing you guys everything....

That lip ended up being 1/4" wide... Plus, it ended up being the rear of the tank.. so i dont think its really worth my time in removing to be honest. Since i wont see it, and the fact that the stand will hide it anyway, i probably wont touch it... If i were to, i'd simply route it off, which i still may do... we'll see what happens.
 

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:popcorn: Like the videos and Subscribed today to see more. Love how thorough you are with everything.
 
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