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Old 07-17-2012, 06:52 PM   #11
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Figured it out what do u think. 20L on a 55 gal

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Old 07-22-2012, 03:32 PM   #12
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So I think I'm almost ready to get started listed below is my parts list so far.

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220 CL super skimmer
600 gph HOB overflow
Mag 9.5 (7-8 ft head pressure)
1" PVC pipe and elbows and a ball valve for my return
Large tube of Aqueon silicon

But I'm not sure about using glass or acrylic both equal out to the same cost although the acrylic is a little more but there extra left over. Plz chime in with any advice.
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Old 07-23-2012, 04:43 AM   #13
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Acrylic glue and glass silicon don't stick we'll to the other one. Can make it difficult to glue glass baffles in an acrylic tank or Visa versa. If its a glass tank I'd stick to glass baffles.
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Thx I see a lot of people use acrylic maybe bc it's easier. I'm gonna go with glass for the long term durability
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Old 07-23-2012, 07:19 PM   #15
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+1 for glass. I used acrylic and it split 2 bubble traps, good idea might be overkill you could lose one pane on the right and gain a bit more room
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Old 07-23-2012, 08:01 PM   #16
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The way it sits I got 7.25 on the intake 10 on the refugium and 8 on the return. Tank is 12" wide inside and 12" tall
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Old 07-23-2012, 08:17 PM   #17
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Is 7.25 enough room for your skimmer? Also you can go down to .5" between panes
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I think so but if not I can just shrink my return and shift everything down. I'm still waiting on the glass hopefully tomorrow on that.
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Old 07-23-2012, 08:24 PM   #19
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.5 in pretty tight to silicon. Can I get away with sealing one side. I thought about .75 bc I can still work the silicon. From my blueprint if I shirk down to .75 from 1" I'll gain .75" on my refugium or intake. Still up in the air
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Old 07-24-2012, 07:01 PM   #20
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I siliconed just one side on mine and have had no problems Dont shrink the return as thats where all your evaporation will show i try to make that as large as i can
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