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I just had an idea for this, it might be cool to use a piece of large diameter schedule 40 pvc pipe for the reservoir. 8-12 inch pipe with a length of 20 inches gives you between around 4 and 10 gallons for your water and what ever type of drip system you want. It would be simple to seal with pipe primer and glue and the material is easy to work with. I could be painted to look like some sort of reactor or something mounted to your case which might be cool. Personally, I trust my craftsmen ship, but still I wouldn't use an acrylic box that I seal near my expensive electronics for an extended period of time, especially with the that volume of water in it.
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That does sound like a really cool idea, but this project requires it to be clear acrylic. I might have to do something like that in the future though. thumb.gif I'm not to worried about the water leaking out I know that if I use weld-on 4 for the joints it should make a near impossible to break bond. Not to mention after reading a little I will be cutting the edges at 45 degrees to make it even stronger, and look better. The bottom joints might get a bead of silicon caulk also just to make extra sure. I will also be testing the crap out of the reservoir portion before putting actual electronics in it.
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Mitering the edges at 45 degrees will look a lot better and increase the strength a bit compared to a simple butt joint, but it is still one of the weakest joints there is, sadly working with thin acrylic you can't really do other types of joints. It could be possible to do a type of dove-tail joint if you are going to be laser cutting this, that would be stronger than the miter joint.

As for constructing the miter joint I assume you plan on using a miter saw for this? I have never cut acrylic with anything besides a Dremel and a laser. It's possible the cut won't be clean and there could be some melting. Definitely you will want to use a very high tooth count blade, not the type you would be using on 2x4s. That will give you the best chance of having a clean cut.
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I will be using a Dremel and probably a router bit with the required attachment. I read else where that it works pretty well. Also I will be having interior supports to hold the box together so all the stress won't be on just the corner joints and as I stated earlier the box won't be holding a lot of water. If I can I will see if the acrylic place I am going to tonight will just make the box for me or at least cut the parts.
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