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Old 01-30-2011, 02:03 AM   #11
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You could coat it with silicone. Just use the same stuff you would use to reseal a tank, and smear it on. It won't look very good but it will do the trick and you won't have to worry about contaminants. It is also really cheap and lasts forever.
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KRYPT - Can you give me a link to where I can get the liquid acrylic? That's a great point
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The product I used was called Polycrylic from Minwax. It is water based and dries pretty quick. The fumes aren't too bad either. You can find it at Lowes or home depot.
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Would you use that stuff all over the wood or just over stop of the sump?
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I just used it in spots where condensation could drip back in the sump, but you could do the whole stand interior with it. One can goes a long way.
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What if I just added an acrylic top to the sump? Then the condensation would accumulate on the top and fall back into the tank
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Adding a top will work just fine. In fact, adding a top will also slow your evaporation rate down so you don't need to refill as often.
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Old 02-03-2011, 03:44 AM   #18
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The completed stand: 2x4 frame, backer board tub on bottom, 5 power strips on top back, hanging refugium light





The electrical wires run down the legs and into the "cord box" out of sight



The stand placed in my office. Note the panel sitting on the floor that will block the view of the outlet.

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I really like that design. What are the dimensions?
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Old 02-03-2011, 12:45 PM   #20
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Thank you!

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