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Old 07-23-2015, 05:29 AM   #1
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Cheap diy baffle

Hey everyone im planing a 10 gallon sump for a 55 gallon goldfish tank with a trickle tower and i was wondering what can be used for baffles other than glass or acrylic sheets? Im a broke college student and need to save money lol any help is greatly appreciated

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Old 07-23-2015, 06:09 AM   #2
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Hey everyone im planing a 10 gallon sump for a 55 gallon goldfish tank with a trickle tower and i was wondering what can be used for baffles other than glass or acrylic sheets? Im a broke college student and need to save money lol any help is greatly appreciated

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Old 07-23-2015, 07:11 AM   #3
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Not sure how expensive glass is BUT many buy tanks at the petco $ per gallon sale(going on now) and strip the tanks down for the glass to make things like sumps,lids and for repairs.
$10 for 5 pieces of glass(10g)?
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Plexiglass is what I use. Go looking for scraps of it at glass cutting stores an such, can usally get it for free or cheep
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Pretty much anything water resistant can be used. If you get something less rigid you will need to install braces so it could cost you the same as getting a better material.

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You can use water bottles or plastic food containers. Lots of people use them to baffle HOB filter out flows.
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