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Looking to have a custom acrylic aquarium fabricated, and was curious to see if there was anyone in the NC/SC area that did acrylic work. If not, that's okay...I will be using Advanced Acrylics in CA then.

Looking for:

3/4'' thick rimless
36'' x 24'' x 16'' (16 = height, the rest you can figure out :) )
Back pane = black
Overflow = single centered on back panel (teeth on top and mid way down)

That's about it. Pretty simple if you are good with acrylic.

Anyone have any recommendations or names they can drop?

Thanks!
 

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They don't build aquariums???

I know they build custom sumps. I have been told they will build them by members on RASOC. I know it doesn't say it on their website, but I know at least two people that have sumps they built. I think one of them may also have a tank in their business.
 

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The top edge on that aquarium is going to have to have an acrylic support around the parimeter of your tank being that it is [36 by 24 inches],with approxamently 60 gallons of water in the system and the water moving around,the continued stress on the acrylic in the long run,if you don`t have pane of sheet on top attached by solvent ,then a 1 1/2 support piece left in place after you cut the rest out,you can and will have a big problem......Just my thoughts on the project......
 

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Alex at The Reef Shack does acrylic and glass. He is 9/10x lower than anywhere else you find. I've seen the seams on the tanks at this shop and they are clean.

He is able to CNC dry boxes for MP40s etc.. Would get a quote and I'm sure he will deliver to you.
 

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The top edge on that aquarium is going to have to have an acrylic support around the parimeter of your tank being that it is [36 by 24 inches],with approxamently 60 gallons of water in the system and the water moving around,the continued stress on the acrylic in the long run,if you don`t have pane of sheet on top attached by solvent ,then a 1 1/2 support piece left in place after you cut the rest out,you can and will have a big problem......Just my thoughts on the project......
I got 2 quotes from 2 of the largest acrylic aquarium builders in the US in regards to my build, both very expensive, but both said that with the 36x24x16 tall, only 3/4 rimless was needed. They said 48+ width or going higher than 18 tall would require 1' inch rimless.


PS - I will talk to this "Reef Shack" guy!
 
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