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Re: [APD] Aquatic-Plants Digest, Vol 34, Issue 27

If one is trying to build one's own aquarium wtih acrylic, consider that it's best to avoid the need to trim parts *after* joining -- make them fit before assembly. Especially with a rotary tool like a Dremel that's relatively hard to control, an minor errant movement and an assembled piece can lose a lot of it's value -- better to risk such things on the individual parts that are less coctly and time consuming to replace. Also, when using power toors with acrylic, be mindful that heat will melt the acrylic at about 250 F or so. A power too blade can bind in soft plastic if the blade is moving too fast or the acrylic is moving too slow. And if the blade gets too hot, you can have a worse problem than binding -- a genuine melt down onto the blade.
Otoh, you can cut acrylic sheets by scoring and breaking, like sheet glass.

----- Original Message ----
From: Phaylanx At Chess <Phaylanx at webtv_net>
To: aquatic-plants at actwin_com
Sent: Tuesday, June 27, 2006 10:26:00 AM
Subject: Re: [APD] Aquatic-Plants Digest, Vol 34, Issue 27

BILLY------go to any plastic fabrication shop-------they will sell you
the proper materials to fix your tank-----ask for any scrap they might
sell you or give you to fix your tank--------a dremmel will cut the
deformed plastic away------and the proper solvent will make a very water
tite joint---with a little practice you can build  any tank of any
size---------the thickness of the plastic is stronger as it gets
thicker . . .
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