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Old 07-18-2012, 04:32 PM   #11
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I agree with Ingy. You may get some minor salt creep from the miscellaneous bubbles that pop in the sump that ate created from the drain, but that is all. I would never put a top on my sump. This are is my best source of cooling the tank with the addition of a small fan.
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Old 07-18-2012, 06:18 PM   #12
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Good point never thought of that
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Old 07-21-2012, 09:17 AM   #13
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I totally scored four big pieces of tempered glass that someone was throwing away with an ugly book shelf. It was gonna cost me 100 to have that ish ordered and cut
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Old 07-21-2012, 05:42 PM   #14
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You can get glass cut to size for you at any place like lowes. The 4 pieces for my sump cost me like 8 bucks.
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What was the thickness u used
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Old 07-21-2012, 07:06 PM   #16
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I just made my own sump out of a 10 gallon and 5 1/4" sheets of acrylic
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Old 07-21-2012, 07:15 PM   #17
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And how well did it seal bc I've been told the two materials doesn't make a seal. I'm looking it glass. I can get the 5 pcs I need for 35$. I tried to use some 1/4 glass I found in the trash but it didn't go well.
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Old 07-21-2012, 07:17 PM   #18
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Every thing sealed fine except for two small spots I missed. I havent hooked it up with my tank yet because I'm out of town.
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