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my first acrylic tanks

my basement is already full but i had to buy these tanks
i always dreamed about trimless tanks and also it is all acrylic tanks

my first time using arcylic tanks so i have some questions as well
can i leave arcylic tanks outside over the winter?
i have to stack up these acrylic tanks up to 4 levels
u think is it okay? can acrylic hold all the weight by itself?
is acrylic that strong?













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that is a lot of tanks, how thick is the acrylic?


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to be safe, i'd build a shelving system to hold the different levels

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to make sure , i had to ask the same question to manufactor by email
they said its built to hold water, i dont have to worry
so i started set these tanks up today
hold weight by 5 sides of strong acrylic...
i didnt know acrylic can hold that much weight
(4ft x 16inch x 16in + 8ft x 12inch x 8inch of water)



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my risk matrix points to buying/making shelving just to make sure.


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