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Old 02-07-2010, 06:01 PM   #1
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So, Iam planning on making a 75 gallon sump and running it in the basement. Does anyone know where you can buy sheets of acrylic to make seperate compartments in the sump, like in this video YouTube - Reef Tank D.I.Y. Sump part 1 And Im sure you cant buy them in the exact size that I will need so how do you cut them?
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Old 02-07-2010, 06:14 PM   #2
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HD, Lowes... Look for a specialty place in your area. Mine has one that sells scraps for 1,99 lb.. which is SWEET
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Old 02-07-2010, 06:17 PM   #3
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Okay, I will check those places. Do you just cut them with a regular power saw?
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Old 02-07-2010, 06:19 PM   #4
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yup. then lightly sand.. Don't try to be too neat unless you plan on showing off your work ... Just glob the silicon on there to make a nice hefty seal. Stick something under the 'up sections; to hold it up till it dries.. I used legos
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Okay Thanks. And I will be posting pictures of everything that I will be doing over the next few months. I plan to have this done by summer time. I've been looking at HD's site for "acrylic" cant find the what Im looking for. Anything specific I should search or ask for when I get there?
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They'll have it.. In mine it's over in the finish trim section (down by the fake trim area). Just ask, or call and ask
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Ok thanks again
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if you know your demisions lowes will cut it for you. They do at my local lowes anyway
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That would be great! Thanks.
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Old 02-07-2010, 08:46 PM   #10
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Correct. All Lowes should be able to cut Plexiglas/acrylic for you. At my Store its located right behind the hardware desk. But should vary from other stors
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