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    Thread: Acrylic Fabrication feeler. Any input?

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      Acrylic Fabrication feeler. Any input?

      Several years ago, I started making calcium reactors. Learned a lot about acrylic back then. With the direction the hobby has taken, I feel there is a need for affordable acrylic devices, parts and customer specific requests.

      If you had access to an acrylic fabricator with low overhead, quality craftsmanship and a fairly reasonable lead time.....what would you have them build for you?

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      About 2 months ago I was looking into a custom sump. I like custom ATO reservoirs....

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      I'd like to make some custom media baskets. They want 80$ for them online. I feel I could make some for a fraction of that.

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      All great input. What is something acrylic you would like to purchase but retail pricing is just never gonna be in the cards?

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      Acrylic Hood

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      Acrylic Fabrication feeler. Any input?

      Hilarious. I was thinking of the same thing, Dani. Specifically for me - an acrylic hood that housed T5/LED hybrids. Just the appearance to make them look sleek and clean hovering over a canopyless, rimless tank would be pretty nice.

      The other ideas were:

      dosing chambers/containers of various sizes

      Affordable sumps

      Custom ATO reservoirs

      Algae reactors that allows easier harvesting chaeto with minimal spillage/mess

      I know it’s a lot Vinny, but I’ll bet if U got the right design, people would probably be texting u 24/7 lol
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      Quote Originally Posted by [G]h0s'][' View Post
      Hilarious. I was thinking of the same thing, Dani. Specifically for me - an acrylic hood that housed T5/LED hybrids. Just the appearance to make them look sleek and clean hovering over a canopyless, rimless tank would be pretty nice.

      The other ideas were:

      dosing chambers/containers of various sizes

      Affordable sumps

      Custom ATO reservoirs

      Algae reactors that allows easier harvesting chaeto with minimal spillage/mess

      I know it’s a lot Vinny, but I’ll bet if U got the right design, people would probably be texting u 24/7 lol
      Its not really a lot. I like diversity and product development. It keeps creativity alive and my skills benefit greatly. Would you happen to have a picture of an acrylic hood like what you're referring to? The size of some projects would require obviously larger machinery. Working with up to a 30"x30" piece of material comes in at one price point for tool costs. Larger obviously goes up. the decision to go for larger machinery would obviously depend on need/demand and return of investment.

      Keep the comments coming please. All good input! Thank you!

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      Doser holder shelf, Apex cover & 832 covers, frag racks, rock scape frame to epoxy rock to. Just some ideas I've though about or did in the past

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      From the orphek website. I thought it was kind of nice. Imagine a led arm and with frosted acrylic!

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      wow, that looks NICE!

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