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  1. Equipment
    I have had this 29 gal low tech setup for for 5 years. When I first bought it used, there was no visible crazing. After several months, it started to show on the front side. It got worse for a couple years covering like 95% of the sides - now it seems stable. For some reason I started...
  2. Equipment
    I haven't posted to this forum in years, but an email reminded me that this forum is still alive. I have recently thinned out my plants in my 55 G acrylic tank and restocked with new fish and it occurred to me that my tank is getting long in the tooth. Researching the Internet, I started...
  3. General Planted Tank Discussion
    Hello folks, I need some guidance as far as my options go. I purchased 110g acrylic tank, been sanding and buffing it for past 20 hours. Today I filled it with water and tested for leaks. Turns out I have slow dripping leak on the back top left side at the seam. I did some reading and I could...
  4. DIY
    Looking to meld thin acrylic to thin glass. What types of silicone are acceptable? Would it be acceptable to use something other than the "aquarium grade" silicone found at the local PS. What are some other options. Clear, or black, not white. Thanks for your help!
  5. DIY
    As title says, I'm looking for where to buy per-tinted acrylic sheets for in-tank sump building. I'd prefer black. Any specific thickness recommendations? Also curious about price difference for clear and black acrylic.. see if its cheaper to krylon fusion color the sheets myself. Also can I...
  6. For Sale/Trade
    Bought in January in bad shape for $400. Built a new basic stand and polished all the acrylic until it shined with a Novus 3-step polishing system. Was going to build into the planted tank of my dreams, but lost my job, and so plans changed. Is currently serving as the worlds largest betta tank...
  7. For Sale/Trade
    Hey TPT! I have more of these leg extensions, made to raise any Fugeray, RayII, Monsterray, Planted+ Finnex fixture! They work directly with the existing Finnex legs for a clean look. Working on a member's tank: I currently have 3", 4", and adjustable risers, priced as follows: 3"-...
  8. General Planted Tank Discussion
    I am thinking of buying a 20 L Seaclear Acrylic 1) Do they degrade under sunlight, or T5HO lamps? 2) Do they melt under T5HO? I am thinking of ZooMed? I would not use their ridiculously small hood lamp, unless someone can recommend a good bulb for it. 3) Do Small Oto cats, and cherry...
  9. For Sale/Trade
    I have a custom acrylic spray bar, jet pipe, and inflow pipe for sale. The spray bar is 18.5" long and is designed to hang down the back of your tank, minimizing visibility. The jet pipe and inflow are 8.5" and 10", respectively. I can cut the pieces down if necessary. The spray bar is $24, and...
  10. DIY
    This build is somewhat inspired by Samamorgan's light build and reading from his LED Compendium thread (which needs to be a sticky!!!), and to a lesser degree by the new ADA Aquasky (which I think is kind of ugly :eek5: ) . I wanted to try my hand at some acrylic work, so I decided to make...
  11. Tank Journals
    I've had my old 5-gallon hexagonal acrylic aquarium running with flame tetras and snails. It killed off the shrimp and 2 snails, but I now have one more tetra than I bought. The hydrilla (From a local lake) has grown pretty consistently in the painted red gravel, but a recent algae perfect...
  12. Tank Journals
    Well I'm starting on my TruVu 55 gallon acrylic aquarium tomorrow, and the first thing will be reinforcing the stand with 2x4's. Then I can get started on setting up the tank.... Equipment list Filtration - 1xEheim 2213 canister filter, and 1xMagnum 350 canister filter. Heating - 200w...
  13. DIY
    I found an DIY article about making a slate background by attaching slate rocks to an acrylic sheet with silicone. I already had all the materials so I cut the acrylic and arranged the rock but now I read somewhere online that silicone does not stick to acrylic well. I haven't stuck the rocks on...
  14. Swap n Shop Archived Posts
    I have a few pieces of acrylic tubing available. These are all cast acrylic, not the cheap extruded stuff. 1. 8" OD, 1/8" wall, 36" long. Brand new in plastic protective covering. Retails for over $125, asking $110. 2. A couple of 6" OD, 1/4" wall. Roughly 14" long. Will get exact...
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