Best place to buy acrylic for DIY projects?

Maxout
Aquarium Specialty - dry goods & marine livestock

Malcontent

Active Member
Review score
+0 /0 /-0
View Badges
Joined
Sep 20, 2018
Messages
406
Reaction score
384
Review score
+0 /0 /-0
Local plastics/sign store. They often have scrap bins where you pay by the pound.

Do you by chance know if there is a specific type of acrylic safer for drilling/cutting?

Cell cast acrylic is used for most, if not all, tanks. You can probably get away with extruded for small projects.
 

Keywest

New Member
Review score
+0 /0 /-0
View Badges
Joined
Jul 27, 2021
Messages
24
Reaction score
36
Review score
+0 /0 /-0
Location
Cincinnati
Do you by chance know if there is a specific type of acrylic safer for drilling/cutting?
I used 1/8 inch plexi, but depends on the purpose as to what thickness. I used what is called a step bit from Ace Hardware, which is a conical-shaped bit with no problems. Using a standard drill bit I got too many cracks, plus you have to support 100% of the plexi when you drill. I backed mine with a piece of plywood. Of course using a conical bit will not give you the straight finish on the inside if you need that.
 

Speaking of your latest coral purchase...

  • It was a GREAT deal

    Votes: 40 47.1%
  • It was a good deal

    Votes: 20 23.5%
  • It was nether good nor bad

    Votes: 18 21.2%
  • It was a bad deal

    Votes: 5 5.9%
  • Other (please explain)

    Votes: 2 2.4%
MAXSPECT
Top