Thanks guys... i highly recommend the Boesemani ray.. Always active, EXTREMLY aggressive eater, and aggressive to other rays during feeding, sometimes when not feeding as well.. will eat anything i put in the tank.. pellet training was a breeze... . from what i have experienced, and from what i have seen from the few others that have this ray, this is true with all of the boesemani. Just be carefull with what other rays might be in the tank.. motoros,leo, and hens are probely best.
In comparison to a plywood tank build, acrylic is much easier... and plywood tanks are easy(if using zavlar that is) The only downside to working with acrylic is you cannot make many mistakes, and you really only get one shot at it... plus it can cost alot more.
Labour wise, acrylic is easier... you can have it done in a few hours... preparing the edges takes the most time, unless you have a bench jointer or router.. then it takes minutes.... other than that... it is extremly simple.. far easier to build then plywood any day.
My sump is made from extruded, which is cheap compared to cell cast acrylic like the main tank is made from.. Both types have their ups and down to working with them.. cvellcast is the denser/harder material, so it makes for a cleaner cut and drills easier without melting.. extruded is softer, so it is harder to cut without melting it... but it does cement together faster i found.
When i do another tank, im going with acrylic again.. no questions about it. My best advice would be to buy full sheets, and calculate the biggest tank you can get out of those sheets.. my tank took 2 full sheets.. my next tank will take three. Also, have it professionally cut...
You dont need fancy tools to build one, but they would be nice and save alot of time..