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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 08-26-2010, 03:09 AM Thread Starter
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6" acrylic cube tank

I made this little 6x6x6" cube tank out of 1/8" acrylic... i rounded the edges with a router. its kind of "tru vu" wannabe. i dont have the tools or long sheets of acrylic to actually bend it, so this was the next best thing.

i'm getting better and gluing the edges but im still getting bubbles. i think i need a new straight router tip, mines probably dull and messed up.

i wanted some opinions. i might make a bigger tank later on with thicker plastic but im running out of space.

obviously my table saw's not level

well in person it looks nice, close up in the picture, not so great. stupid air bubbles *shakes fist* but im getting much better. a router definitely helps.

i have regular cut edge ones that look fine, but i wanted to try something different with the rounded edges.
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I like the rounded corners. Given the bubbles, I'd guess you used something on the thicker side like weld-on 16?

Do you use the pins method?
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I gotta say it looks pretty darn good! how many gallons is it?

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booger... its weld on 4sc.. i dont get it.. it goes in smooth and fills the area but when it dries, bubbles appear.. its pretty watered down stuff. and i dont use the pin method.. i tried before but the pins i have are too thick. plus this plastic is thin.. it has trouble standing up on its own. i have a fan running next to it as well cause i dont wanna sniff it.

thanks diegosaenz... according to a tank volume calculator.. its approx .9 gallons
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