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DIY Acrylic aquarium hood.

Unread postby SCORPIO » Mon Dec 26, 2016 8:31 pm

Recently I designed an black acrylic hood for my aquarium. Just want to share my DIY Project with everyone. So here is the procedure of making a DIY Hood.

Material Needed: Acrylic, Chloroform, Syringe, Sandpaper

Procedure:

1. Rub the surface of acrylic with sandpaper to make it smooth.

2. Arrange the acrylic sheets to form the hood with any support.

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3. Now fill chloroform in syringe.

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4. Apply chloroform in between the gaps of acrylic surface.

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5. Dont move it upto 3-4 hours to fix the surfaces. The hood is ready.

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Happy Fishkeeping.

Tomorrow I will add the procedure to make legs of hood.
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Re: DIY Acrylic aquarium hood.

Unread postby syed.ali » Tue Dec 27, 2016 4:05 pm

great going sir, but did you try getting laser cut in chunna mandi. Choloroform to stick, this is news to me :)

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Unread postby SCORPIO » Tue Dec 27, 2016 8:54 pm

syed.ali wrote:great going sir, but did you try getting laser cut in chunna mandi. Choloroform to stick, this is news to me :)


Do you have any address from where I can got laser cut Acrylic? Chloroform does not sticks acrylic, It welds acrylic sheets.
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Re: DIY Acrylic aquarium hood.

Unread postby cichlids » Wed Dec 28, 2016 12:54 am

Nice DIY Rajiv. I would like to know the dimension of hood, especially the height.
How would you make this sit on aquarium? Will it be a hanging type or have you provided any stand for it?

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Unread postby aawnaik » Wed Dec 28, 2016 8:49 am

How did you cut the acrylic sheets to required size?
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cichlids wrote:Nice DIY Rajiv. I would like to know the dimension of hood, especially the height.
How would you make this sit on aquarium? Will it be a hanging type or have you provided any stand for it?


Today evening I will show the legs of the hood.

aawnaik wrote:How did you cut the acrylic sheets to required size?


I ordered the desired size of sheets to the shopkeeper. Just paid Rs. 450 for acrylic required for 3 footer hood
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Unread postby sushant » Wed Dec 28, 2016 10:06 pm

This is a good DIY

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Re: DIY Acrylic aquarium hood.

Unread postby Somen » Thu Dec 29, 2016 10:12 am

following.Looks Nice
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Re: DIY Acrylic aquarium hood.

Unread postby vikramdutta11 » Fri Dec 30, 2016 11:01 am

coolbig WOW dada, i'll order my next hood from you :LOL

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Re: RE: DIY Acrylic aquarium hood.

Unread postby geeth » Sat Jan 07, 2017 11:01 am

SCORPIO wrote:Recently I designed an black acrylic hood for my aquarium. Just want to share my DIY Project with everyone. So here is the procedure of making a DIY Hood.

Material Needed: Acrylic, Chloroform, Syringe, Sandpaper

Procedure:

1. Rub the surface of acrylic with sandpaper to make it smooth.

2. Arrange the acrylic sheets to form the hood with any support.

3.jpg


3. Now fill chloroform in syringe.

1.jpg



4. Apply chloroform in between the gaps of acrylic surface.

2.jpg


5. Dont move it upto 3-4 hours to fix the surfaces. The hood is ready.

4.jpg



Happy Fishkeeping.

Tomorrow I will add the procedure to make legs of hood.

Rajive sir waiting for updates

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