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Old 02-28-2014, 02:40 PM   #1
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I'm thinking of changing my sump to better fit my new skimmer. My question is to build my sump like the pic added can I use plexi glass or should I use glass. Click image for larger version

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Old 02-28-2014, 02:53 PM   #2
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It's often difficult to get plexi to hold in place to glass with silicone. Not saying it can't be done, it just isn't all that easy and often takes so much silicone that it ends up sloppy. You'll have the easiest time IMO using glass pieces for your baffles on a glass tank.
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Old 02-28-2014, 03:40 PM   #3
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+1 on glass. You can get glass cut at Home Depot or lowes for real cheap
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Old 02-28-2014, 05:27 PM   #4
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And you can get the glass from there as well
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Old 02-28-2014, 05:48 PM   #5
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go with the glass, plexi glass is really hard to seal and when it does it doesn't seem to last as long as glass
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Old 03-03-2014, 12:42 PM   #6
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Ok so do i need tempered glass or can I go with regular glass
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I went with tampered but either or would work
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I went to Ace Hardware with just the measurements, they supplied the glass & cut it for $1.

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Old 03-03-2014, 01:24 PM   #9
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Nice you can't beat that.. I think I paid 20
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Would a 30gal tank be a big enough sump for a 75gal?
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