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Old 07-03-2012, 02:22 PM   #1
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1/8 acrylic sheet

Just stumbled across three sheets of 1/8" acrylic sheet...hmm... What to do with it. I really need to make a custom sump/refugium bc with my stand a standard 10gal is all I can work with. Any thoughts?
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I think mine is 1/8" 20gal, but it has some long strips across the top to help keep it from bowing on the sides. Still dose some on the ends. Honestly a little thin IMO, doing 20gal or larger I would want something stronger.
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Just stumbled across three sheets of 1/8" acrylic sheet...hmm... What to do with it. I really need to make a custom sump/refugium bc with my stand a standard 10gal is all I can work with. Any thoughts?
I think 1/8 in. is a little to thin imo I think you would need 1/4" it sturdier for these type of application
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You might could use it inside a glass tank to make the chambers. I would still brace it some how...

Or you could build your own over flow box. I saw a really cool one that was a solid construction of plexi, and had a large collection box on the back, so if smaller fish swam back there, they could be fished our, or have a chance to swim out there self
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I'm a welder by trade. I thought about making a aluminum frame and use the sheets and build my own 15 gallon sump/refugium. Thought the walls could add support.
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I'm a welder by trade. I thought about making a aluminum frame and use the sheets and build my own 15 gallon sump/refugium. Thought the walls could add support.
I like that idea, post pics
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