Ms. Kathy....i'm starting this project this weekend....what did you cut the acrylic with and can i get all the supplies at HOMEDEPOT.
Well...I didn't quite cut the acrylic myself....I go to a plastics fabricator out in Farmingdale and he cuts it into 3/4" x 48" strips for me. Whatever cutting I do is with a utility knife..I score the thinner stock, and I cut the thicker pieces with a jigsaw
..but I'm only cutting across the 3/4" width.
I can tell you that it is possible to cut acrylic neatly - they use as 88 tooth blade on a circular saw. Trick is to move quickly through the material or you melt it...
Lots of places that sell acrylic will also cut it for you-- try looking in the real Yellow Pages to find one by you..look under Plastics Fabrication ..don't count on them being open on Saturday though!!
I also buy my glue at my acrylic place. Don't forget - you need to buy # 3 Weldon to glue the corners and you need the thicker stuff to bond the 2 pieces the netting is sandwiched between (the # 3 will not work there)
--->Learned a trick to keep the Weldon glue from totally evaporating..(been there done that..) He told me to run a bead of silicone around the edge of the lid of the can after you close it
And Daisy..in case you're here..I picked up the acrylic today to do the cover for your tank (no Jhov, you can't have it...lol)
One last tidbit cause I'm too busy to start another thread..I found out today that my acrylic place carries StarBoard..and that it also comes in black.