Local Source for Acrylic

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  1. Tennsquire

    Tennsquire Well-Known Member MTRCMember

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    Anyone know of a local source for acrylic? If not local, any online vendors?

    I discovered today that the center brace on my 75 gallon reef is cracking/pulling away from where it connects to the top frame of the tank. I'd like to put some bracing in by gluing a flat acrylic piece (maybe half inch thick) on either side of the brace. I'm early in the process of a new build, and want to keep this tank from falling apart while that process plays out. Thanks!
     
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    TritonsGarden Coral Farmer Wannabe

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    For small pieces, you could order online from McMaster.
     
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    Ended up driving out to Glass Cages in Dixon, TN and getting a new top rim for the tank. Will be taking the old one off and putting the new one on this weekend. They recommended getting the aquarium at least half empty before removing the old one, and using a hacksaw to cut the corners of the frame. To say I'm a little apprehensive would be an understatement, but it needs to be fixed....
     
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    It took about 3 hours on Sunday, but I was able to get the old rim off my 75 gallon and install a new rim. I had forgotten about Glass Cages as a resource (and I work on that side of Nashville), and they had lots of good advice. Other than the fact that some salt creep fell onto a couple of montipora frags and made them angry/burned them, it went really well. I'm sure the frags will recover....
     

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