I also had posted about the PVC
and acrylic for the sump. Here is what I had:
I went out to Lowe's last night and bought parts for the DIY PVC
overflow as well as egg crate for the bio shelves, PVC
glue, ball valves, check vales, silicon and plexiglass for the dividers in the aquarium. I didn't really look at the cost for the items since I needed them, however, I looked at the wrong price tag of the acrylic when grabbing it. My total was $144 for everything and I was a bit shocked because people have talked up their savings a lot.
Anyway, I realized the plexiglass sheet was $53!!! It's 1/4" 24"x36" @.22 thickness. I returned that the next day and dropped to the next thickness which is .92 I think. It was $22. The sump won't have a great deal of pressure and is only 10" deep so I think it'll be fine. I also grabbed scrubbies at a few close Dollar General stores.
Current total: $326