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Old 01-04-2006, 12:58 AM   #11
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Well only way I know of is you make strips of acrylic and silicone them and take your piece of acrylic between those strips and silicone that. Silicone dont really work on acrylic but with the strips it can make a better seal. Liquid Nails Yikes dont think so.
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Old 01-04-2006, 09:57 AM   #13
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I would not use "liquid nails". I am converting a 55 tank into a sump. I am going to a local glass shop and having some 3/8 glass cut to size. Then just silicone it in place.
Acrylic is tough to cut cleanly if you do not have the right equipment. A regular saw will melt it back together as you cut and leaves a very rough edge.
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I wouldn't use Liquid Nails. But, for what it's worth, regular silicone aquarium sealant, though it does not bond well to acrylic, is fine for some situations.

I'm using a 20g tall as a sump, and attached 3 full-width pieces of acrylic to serve as baffles/bubble trap. After doing a freshwater test, I decided to lower the baffles. It was quite a task getting the baffles out! Of course, the silicone off of the acrylic a lot easier than it did the glass, but a thick bead held the baffles in place just fine.

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