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A friend found this tank at a yard sale and got in for me. I think it’s made of Plexiglas, 1/4" thick. Would this be ok to make a front opening tank from?
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Nope... its probably not going to work. Send it over to me, and I will throw it away for you :wink:
 

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Thanks everyone. I’m glad my friend thought about me when she saw it; the best part about it is that it was only $5. :)
The top of the cube is open. I plan on making a front opening tank out of it; but first I am going to go to the local pet store to get some aquarium sealant so I know its water tight.

Thanks for all your replies. :D
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Re: silicone and acrylic don't mix

First - is there a difference between acrylic and plexiglass?

I've got *lots* of plexi tanks.

Every single one has a beed of silicone around the inside bottom as a saftey net to prevent leaking.

No problems (so far).

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If the tank is acrylic then you don't want to use silicone on it. It will disolve the acrylic.
 

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Plexi is a type of acrylic, like Lucite, Crystallite, ... Depending on the type of silicone it may or may not bond verywell, but it will not dissolve the plastic. Why don't you do a leak test to see if you even need the silicone?
 

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I just tested it out and there is a large area on the bottom that is leaking and two smaller ones in the vertical seams.
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