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Old 09-02-2004, 12:27 AM   #1
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Acrylic, Plexi, Lucite?

I just picked up a bunch of "plexiglass" for free. I've been wanting to make a fuge. My question is how can you tell what the plastic is? It's a clear plastic with a translucent green protection film on it with no writing. I'm going to be making my own HOB fuge like the CPR model. I actually have enough to make a 30gal sump/fuge but I'm not sure if I want to deal with the prob of siphons as my tank is not drilled. Anybody have any idea or reason why I shouldn't use this "plexiglass"?

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How thick is it?
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Ckeck out this thread: http://www.aquariumadvice.com/viewto...257&highlight=

There are several brands of acrylic most of which are suitable for your application depending on thickness and size of project. I'll be happy to try and answer any questions you may have.

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It's 3/8" thick. I'm probably looking at making a HOB fuge about 12" x 6" x 30"
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3/8" is IMO the most versitile thickness and my personal favorite to work with. Regardless if it being extruded or cast it is strong enough for most projects. It's perfect for a project that size.

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