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PostPosted: Aug 10th, '18, 22:06 
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it's not for an aquaponics system, but i want to make a window in the side of a 600 liter ibc, and since aquaponics ften use ibc totes for ther fish and growbeds i figured why not ask here.

i want to get a bigger aquarium, but i don't have the money to buy even a 300 liter aquarium (and all of the necessary pumps/heaters/etc). a 600 liter ibc is a lot cheaper and if i can make a nice window panel and make a wooden cover around it, i'd have a very nice looking aquarium.

however ibc totes are flexible so glass is not a good idea, as it will probably break due to tension, plexiglass possibly has the same problem.

what would be the best option for this project?

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I think you could go with this method (note a couple of repair videos from this install might also tell you what to watch for) -

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kGj-qqxSUMc


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it seems like a good material, i read it is sronger than plexiglass. but i have no idea how thick it would need to be.

if i can indeed use relatively thin polycarbon it would certainly fall within my tiny budget.

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Have a look at this thread Icemandudes parents

viewtopic.php?f=18&t=13291&start=30

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i have decided against making a window in an ibc, i don't want to risk that much water over the floor, going for an indoor pond idea.

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