The hydroponic system in the Opbox, along with a few other components, is made from a plastic called acrylic. Acrylic can be easily welded and sealed, making it a great option for our hydro system and other water-holding products such as aquariums. Our acrylic manufacturer - experts in aquarium and acrylic production - recently sent us a video of the hydroponic systems being cut. They start by cutting the acrylic parts from a large acrylic sheet with a strong laser, which leaves a smooth edge on each piece. After the pieces are cut, they bond the acrylic pieces together with an acrylic welding solvent. Check out the video from our manufacturer below!