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Old 04-16-2010, 08:56 PM   #71
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Why did you make a corner cubby instead of taking the plexi straight across?
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Old 04-16-2010, 08:59 PM   #72
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More room for Macro Algaes and possibly Mangroves I assume.
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Old 04-16-2010, 09:08 PM   #73
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What goes in the cubby?
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Mitch, it's a standard 10G tank. so that means 20x10x12. Fits snug under my stand, since the stand is 21x21x29.

Mitch is right. I made the cubby because i wanted more room for my refugium, and besides, the intake area really does not to be large at all. The only thing that will be inside of it is LR/rubble, and the hose draining from the overflow. Nothing else will be in there, so why waste the space when you could use it for the refugium. Plus.. i think the corner cubby thing just looks better overall lol. And yeah.. i really want to put 1 or 2 mangroves in there.. but i'm not sure on their needs just yet. But if they can grow under standard home depot bulbs.. then i'll definitely use a couple.

Also Carla, i thought i should mention this since i noticed you said plexiglass in a couple posts above. It would NOT be a good idea to use plexiglass acrylic for the baffles in the sump(if your doing DIY), since plexiglass is weaker than regular acrylic, and it also turns yellow overtime in saltwater. It also expands overtime in saltwater, which could cause the sump tank to crack, or to shatter which wouldn't be good. You want to use something like regular acrylic, or Acrylite acrylic.
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Old 04-16-2010, 11:06 PM   #75
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Old 04-16-2010, 11:17 PM   #76
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Awesome! Thanks Kev! BTW What kind of silicone did you use? Just a normal one or a special one that can get wet?
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Thanks neilanh! I was hoping you would like it! Only.. if you look at the square corner i put in, it's a little crooked hahahaha.. but it's decent for a first timer, at least in my opinion.. :p

Mitch, the silicone that i used was GE Silicone I. From what i've read from many places, and a few extremely reliable people, it is safe to use in the aquarium. It may say something like "not for use below water line on aquariums," but GE has only put that on the label to cover their butts because a few years back when they were partnered with AGA tanks and another glass tank company, their silicone was faltering on the larger tanks, and many of the tanks were collapsing. However, from what i hear, it still works good for smaller aquariums, and will work fine for baffles on the sump.
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Old 04-16-2010, 11:25 PM   #78
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Ok thanks!
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No problem dude! I've never worked with silicone before this, but this one seems pretty good. But then again like i said, i've never worked with silicone, so only time in the water will test it's strength and quality haha. I'm going to leak test it tomorrow, so i'll check back and let you know how it holds up. And i'll add a couple pics too.
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Sweet. I look forward to it.
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