I'm experimenting with a few ideas for homemade photo tanks and I'm happy with them so far. The only concern I have (having not yet used them in the field, where the real concerns will crop up) is keeping the inside of the glass clean/streak free on the skinnier one. It's about 1.25 inches from glass to glass, so if anything gets on the glass that requires more than just a wipe down, I'm going to have trouble getting my hand and a cloth in there. Anybody have some miraculous fabric to recommend or other tips?
It's not critical, since this is the prototype and I used lexan because it was handy. I'm sure it'll get scratched up before it ever gets too dirty. If I like the way this works, I'll make one with glass. Then I'll be concerned with cleaning.
I think I probably made it too deep (I just made it 10 wide x 8 tall since I had 2 pieces of 8x10 lexan. If it were perhaps 6" tall, I could reach the bottom more easily when cleaning.
I do plan to keep it in a padded/protected container of some kind to minimize scratches.