DIY Acrylic Fish Tank Step-By-Step

04 Sep


by Brad Newton (aka FeatherfinFan)

Exerpt: (Click on image for complete article)

This is an excellent step-by-step article on building your own fish tank with lots of pictures!

Building your own Acrylic tank is a rewarding, cost saving, and enjoyable project. If you have basic carpentry & power tool skills you should have no trouble building your own beautiful Acrylic tank.

The tools required are as follows:

  • A fixed base router (preferably one with at least 1.75 HP & ½” collet)
  • A 2-flute, straight cut router bit (½” or larger diameter, and 1.25″ cutting length or more is preferred) ½” shank is also a plus, since these bits get very hot when cutting acrylic.
  • A fixed straight edge (at least 2″ longer than your longest Acrylic piece)
  • 2-C Clamps
  • 2 PVC holding jigs (these will be detailed in the article)
  • Door panel or similar flat work surface
  • Syringe or solvent bottle (get a couple, they can fail at a bad time)
  • WeldOn 4 Solvent cement (get a pint, better to have too much than not enough)



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Posted by on September 4, 2007 in Acrylic, DIY, Fabrication, Recreation


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