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Old 07-31-2013, 03:55 PM   #11
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What kind of glue did you use to hold it togather
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Old 07-31-2013, 04:01 PM   #12
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The stuff I got is called ambroid pro weld. It is an acrylic cement, it fuses the acrylic so the joint is as strong as the solid pieces. It is the only way to go with acrylic, I got it at a hobby shop.
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Old 07-31-2013, 04:26 PM   #13
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For all the info you gave . Off to another DIY job for me
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Old 07-31-2013, 04:40 PM   #14
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What was the thickness of the acrylic sheet did you use . for your HOB
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Old 07-31-2013, 05:24 PM   #15
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That's a great looking HOB. I'm gonna have to reconsider one for the back of my 20...
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20 gallon nano-reef torn down to make way for the 40B Reef (original thread and current update).
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Old 07-31-2013, 10:19 PM   #16
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Thanks. As for the thickness, I used 1/8" but I kinda wish I went with the 1/4" because it bows out a bit. I'm sure it is strong enough but would rather be 100% sure.
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Old 07-31-2013, 11:47 PM   #17
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That is what I was thinking . To use 1/4 " . So it would not bow on me.. I was thinking to make it 24" L x 5" W x 9" T . What do you think
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Old 08-01-2013, 12:17 AM   #18
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Sounds like it should work. I made mine as big as i could with the sheet of acrylic I bought. It turned out to be around 12" by 12" by 4.5".
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It is about 3 gallons, the pump I used is this. Sicce MICRAPLUS Pump (158 GPH) - Bulk Reef Supply

It works really well, I would recommend over sizing your return just in case, I haven't had issues but I can't run my pump at full flow. I would say you want 1" PVC. I also just made my own bulkheads by drilling out threaded PVC caps and threading them into the elbows, I haven't had any issues. Here is another picture of it right after I built it.

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Why are your intake and return on the same side of the box? Shouldn't they be on opposite sides to ensure enough water flow through everything (since you have a filter pad in there)?
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Old 08-01-2013, 10:05 AM   #20
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It look like his intake pump is in the tank. From the 1/2 hose on the filter pad side .
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