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Old 11-03-2013, 07:14 PM   #1
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uilding a new sump from acrylic have plans will post pic but would you guys recomend 3/8" =.354" or 1/4"=.220" acrylic i would think 1/4 because of lid having cross brace and all the baffles acting as braces too, any idea?
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Old 11-03-2013, 09:19 PM   #3
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3/8 at the min. dont risk it.
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Old 11-03-2013, 10:23 PM   #4
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could i use 1/4 for baffles? snd just stay away from 1/4 for sides and bottom?
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Old 11-03-2013, 11:21 PM   #5
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3/8 at the min. dont risk it.
+1. IMO, 1/4" acrylic is going to allow a bit too much flex with the water pressure behind it. If you were using a glass tank with glass baffles, then 1/4" would be fine....
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Old 11-03-2013, 11:29 PM   #6
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so use 3/8 baffles instead of 1/4?
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Old 11-04-2013, 07:37 AM   #7
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I'd stick with the 3/8 through out.
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Old 11-04-2013, 09:10 AM   #8
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def without a doubt do 3/8' baffles. my acrylic baffles in my diy sump bowed considerably. luckily for me they are holding ok for now.
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Old 11-05-2013, 08:57 AM   #9
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how big is your sump? do you have pic? how thick are the baffles?
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Old 11-06-2013, 05:52 AM   #10
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I used a standard 55g tank I had sitting around and my baffles are 1/4" acrylic (wish I would have went thicker) and ill find a pic here in a few.
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