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Old 07-24-2012, 07:21 PM   #21
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Ok thx I'll definetally take that into consideration. I just got my glass today. Hopefully I'll have time Friday to start it.
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Old 07-25-2012, 01:32 AM   #22
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I took your advice gave the intake and return 1/2" more room. My skimmer will just fit and now I have 8" on my return.
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Old 07-25-2012, 03:00 AM   #23
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I just couldn't wait I had to finish that one side
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Old 07-25-2012, 08:02 AM   #24
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Looks good nice and clean, dont rush it lol
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Old 07-25-2012, 08:20 AM   #25
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I'm not really the silicon set up rather quickly so I was able to move rite along. I've done so much research in the last month on these **** sumps I felt like I knew what I was doin whipping it out so fast. I only worked on it last night for a couple of hours. Tonight I will do the one last panel touch up any spots and then let it sit for a good 24 hrs then leak test it and install
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Old 07-25-2012, 07:28 PM   #26
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I'm building mine right now and have had to restart 2 times because of leaks. I'm trying to get glass and acrylic to bond with silicone. It's a 10 gallon sump. This third time I'm taking it really slow and have already had to reveal one of the dividers. Any tips on doing this. Also how can I get dried silicone of the sides of the tank?
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Old 07-25-2012, 08:09 PM   #27
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First off your not going to get a permanent seal with using acrylic dividers. I used 1/4 glass and mine came out first shot. Now it will work for awhile but eventually it will leak. There is special silicon the sticks but it ain't marine safe. I aqueon silicon $18 for a big tube. You will have to get ahold of a local glass shop to get the glass. HD and Lowe's don't carry it.
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Old 07-25-2012, 11:08 PM   #28
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Well for now it will have to work. Eventually I will buy a real sump!
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Old 07-26-2012, 02:33 AM   #29
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Here's an update on mine I just finished the baffles earlier and now I'm building my snail guards
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Old 07-26-2012, 03:42 AM   #30
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I'm building mine right now and have had to restart 2 times because of leaks. I'm trying to get glass and acrylic to bond with silicone. It's a 10 gallon sump. This third time I'm taking it really slow and have already had to reveal one of the dividers. Any tips on doing this. Also how can I get dried silicone of the sides of the tank?
Have you tried a clean razor blade?
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