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Old 03-04-2013, 12:24 PM   #51
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Going to start my sump build this week. Anyone ever silicone glass baffles into an acrylic tank before? I know plenty are glass baffles on glass tanks but I was wondering glass on acrylic.
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Old 03-04-2013, 12:51 PM   #52
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I'm considering using acrylic baffles instead. Anyone able to chime in?
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Old 03-04-2013, 01:53 PM   #53
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I used acrylic on glass with. I issues. I assume glass on acrylic would work the same. I have had no issues in my sump.
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with no issues. sorry. stupid typo
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Old 03-04-2013, 02:02 PM   #55
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I used acrylic on glass with. I issues. I assume glass on acrylic would work the same. I have had no issues in my sump.
Thanks for the input. I ditched the glass baffles and I am going with acrylic. I actually think they will hold better being chemically welded on three sides.
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Old 03-05-2013, 10:24 AM   #56
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Reef rocks is a great product for cheap,
But the guy is horrible about shipping. So be prepared to wait about a month to get it.

When i ordered my sand got there in a week and it took 5 weeks for my rock to arrive.
I received usps priority mail tracking Sunday night for the sand and got a ups ground tracking for the rock last night. Ordered last Thursday and shipped mon & tues......that's not bad. I should see sand end of this week and the rock early next week
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Old 03-05-2013, 11:42 AM   #57
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Nice! That is pretty exciting.

How much rock did you order
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Nice! That is pretty exciting.

How much rock did you order
Started with #100 of dry rock and #80 of sand. I will order more later and will seed the sand and rock with cured sand and rock from the DT. This was just to get started so when I get running I can have some to put in the LR tank/sump and start the process of making it "live".
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Old 03-06-2013, 08:29 PM   #59
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Secondary return pump and controllers/monitors arrived today and I will glue those in most likely this weekend as I need to clean the tank and were having a mini rainy session. Also, my acrylic baffles were picked up today. I got four baffles total, two clear and one black all the same size for the return side of the sump and one black one two inches taller than the others with a slot at the height as the others. Checked tracking on my rock and sand and apparently that's all that it was the other day, tracking info. The sand actually shipped out today along with the rock. The rock shows arriving next Wednesday and the sand doesn't have an arrival date but is coming priority mail so I believe I'll see it Sat it Mon. That's fine as I still have so much to do, build something for the lights & mount them, glue sump baffles, drill the 55 gal for bulkheads, run all the plumbing & electrical, and need to finish organizing the room better. Ughh. Still need to obtain a chiller .....,,,
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Lol baby steps.

PS. Silly question. What glue are you using?


Also did you say you were putting the tank in the basement
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