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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 09-13-2011, 03:00 AM Thread Starter
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where to buy plastic

where can i get a big sheet of black plastic like 24x12 or close to that

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how thick? look at the hardware stores, arts & craft stores.


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thats what i was thinking not thic at all i wanna do a fdiy filter buy blocking off like 4 inches of my tank on the side to put a power head and some media in it. so i just need a piece of plastic

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Try tapplastics.com. They will also cut it to whatever size pieces you need. I recently built a 43gal DIY tank from acrylic parts ordered from them. All parts fit perfectly. I plan to start a journal for this tank soon.
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If you are trying to do an all-in-one tank I would recommend glass instead, unless of course the tank itself is acrylic.

The bond between glass/silicone is much stronger than will form between silicone/acrylic.

Alot of places will cut a piece to size for you for a nominal fee. Check your yellow pages for a custom glass and window place.


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