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Old 08-18-2009, 05:51 PM   #11
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no, weld on isnt for glass. At home depot if you go to the door section there is a shelf with replacement windows for doors, they are 1/8" thick and come in widths of 8", 10", 12" they work perfectly for my sump, no cutting neccesary
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Old 08-18-2009, 06:25 PM   #12
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I looked into all of this too. The $250 price for 8' x 4' acrylic sheet sounds about right. I got the same price from a local dealer who was supposed to be "hooking me up"! As far as I was told, weld-on will not work on glass, cause it actually melts the acrylic together. But, I was also told that silicone WILL work on acrylic and glass (I know this goes without saying, but make sure it is aquarium safe silicone). You should also check around to see if there are any glass shops in your area. Take a look in the phone book cause most of them will have scrap pieces that they'll sell for cheap. They may even cut the scrap for you.
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Old 08-18-2009, 07:04 PM   #13
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thanks guys, I m looking right now.

to jessica, won't 1/8 too thin? I m thinking 1/4, but if I can't find it, I will go home depot again XP
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Ah sorry, i used 3/32" glass for my baffles. It works perfectly fine. Except it leaks. The glass cutting kit should be under 10 dollars and if you score it right get a perfect cut.
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alrite then, i know a place that sell 1/8, gonna go get it later XD.
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Old 08-18-2009, 09:23 PM   #16
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the baffles arent supporting any water weight so it can be pretty thin
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I went to one of my local glass store, they don't have 1/4 or 1/8, but they have something call double strenght, its 0.19 thick, I think is pretty good, in between 1/4 and 1/8, and its $17.99 for a 24" by 30", and I just need one to cut all that pieces I need. too bad they don't polish the edges for me, so I have to do it myself now XD
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You sure you cant find it at lowes or home depot. I paid $3 a piece for my baffles 12"x16"x1/8". Just trying to help you save a buck
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I have a 45gal DT with a 20L Sump/Fuge.. It's perfect sizing IMO

I just took the 20g tank down to my local glass shop, told him what I needed and he Cut and polished the piece for me. I know I probably could have saved $$$ doing it myself, but it was worth having a pro do it. I think I was in his shop for a total of 30minutes and it cost me $14 a piece. Since I only have 1 Baffle, Total cost was $14

The Piece he cut was such a perfect fit that it was so simple to silicone. I just put a dab of superglue on each side to keep the glass from moving then put my Silicone on. Next day, water tested and all was good.

Good idea going DIY though as those LFS sumps are crazy expensive. They do look nice under the tank though
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thanks for all the info guys, to jess the home depot near where I live don't have any repair glass(don't know if they lie to me or what?), my stand size is weird, so my sump is putting size way and my design need a couple more divide. I have happy with what I now since its much cheaper than buying from fish store, a basic one in my LFS w/o overflow and return bump=$299, cpr overflow$ 110, mug drive return $74........
I made mine and only used $150 so far, and got all the pumps.....rolf~~

I finished polish my glass, time to take a rest and glue them in tmr. XD
I will put some pic up later on.

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