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Old 05-16-2010, 02:25 PM   #11
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Actually I remember seeing someone talking about how lexan is also good to use for SW. Only reason I mention acrylite is becuase on melevsreef, he says that's what he used to make his entire sump, and the baffles, and thats the type of acrylic I used as well.
I used Lexan from home depot to make my 5 gallon betta tank. No yellowing so far. It was worth the extra money I paid for it. ($30 bucks vs 13 or so for a similarly sized sheet)
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Old 05-16-2010, 02:47 PM   #12
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Yea, I changed my mind about using any of it once I saw how hard it is to cut! I dont have ANY access to a power saw, so I got a plastic scoring tool. Took me an hour to snap once piece! Theres no way I could do that well enough to make it work and look decent. The egg crate seems to be working fine aside from attracting brown whispy algae...

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Old 05-17-2010, 05:07 PM   #13
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why not just use glass from home depot or lowes?
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I have zero experience working with glass and from what I understand, can be a bother to deal with for a newb.

I can get a guy on ebay to cut the pieces for me if I buy the Lexan from him, so I may go that route.

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Old 05-17-2010, 07:44 PM   #15
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Check to see if there are any Window Companies in your area. I used to work for a Window Manufacturer and a lot of the distributors with repair shops that can cut glass, lexan. They may even be able to get the glass or lexan for you.
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Also check out local plastic supplier. <We have at least a dozen outlets in the phone book.> They can sell you custom cut sheets of all sorts of acrylics. <And the prices (locally) are cheaper than HD or other big box store ... even including the cutting.>
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