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    Looking for above beginner skill level acrylic builder.

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    Cruzer
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    Join date : 2011-10-18
    Location : Camarillo

    Looking for above beginner skill level acrylic builder.

    Post by Cruzer on Fri Jan 20, 2012 3:09 pm

    Hello all,

    Any of you good at building with acrylic? I want to build the sump for my new to me tank but have never messed with acrylic before.
    Know of any good local suppliers for acrylic sheet?

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    dwolson2
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    Re: Looking for above beginner skill level acrylic builder.

    Post by dwolson2 on Fri Jan 20, 2012 3:33 pm

    Camarillo has a very good place for acrylic.
    American Plastics
    463 Dawson Dr # 1N, Camarillo, CA 93012-8040
    (805) 484-3333

    I have only played with acrylic once, and that was with Jimmy(he showed me how to glue sheets together) We used a 180? gal used tank, cut it down and glued it together. Its not as pretty but much cheaper. One downside was some of the pieces had a slight bow to them, so we had to use a lot of clamps. I have heard a lot of people discourage the reuse of acrylic, but it worked for us.


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