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Old 02-09-2006, 02:28 AM   #1
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Hey everyone! I guess you could say I'm the new guy on the block. I have a 75g bow front with a wet/dry filter, skimmer, PC ect.. I haven't set the tank up yet other then to test for leaks. I have read and reread everything I can get my hands on about setting up a reef tank, the one thing that I keep seeing is the Sump/refugium. It seems to me that most serious reef keepers us a refugium/sump as their main if not their only source of filtration (not counting the skimmer). I'm all for the natural filtration method!! What I was trying to find out is WHERE TO GET ACRYLITE FF to make my own refugium/sump. The cost of buying one is just silly. Any help would be great!! I'm in Virginia.

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I have seen large sheets of acrylic in Lowe's. I would imagine that Home Depot or any similar type of store will also carry it. Welcome to Aquarium Advice, and good luck!
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29 glass tanks at walmart are pretty cheap and can easily be modified into a sump/fuge.
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A 29 gal (30 1/4 x 12 1/2 x 18 3/4) should easily fit in a 75 stand (48 1/2 x 18 1/2 x 21 3/8 ) Just make sure it can fit past the center bracket. If not you may be able to get it through the bottom of the stand before adding the tank/water.
This thread goes into how to DIY.

Checkout www.melevsreef.com/allmysumps.html for more DIY ideas.
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