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Old 01-03-2006, 11:44 PM   #1
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SUmp cost

is it expensive to have someone fabricate a acrylic sump. I mean a sump is fairly simple and shouldnt be too expensive. Right? my dimensions of the sump I want to create are 14 high 14 wide and 53 long. It is an obscure size I know that is why I am thinking it should be custom.
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Old 01-04-2006, 12:15 AM   #2
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Well Depending, I having mine done 36 inches long, 15 high, 13 wide $240.00

Acrylic is expensive so I would assume like $400.00
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Old 01-04-2006, 12:17 AM   #3
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wow holy s, is the cost of supplies expensive or just the labor. I am a fairly good DIY er, it doesnt look too hard.

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Old 01-04-2006, 12:22 AM   #4
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Acrylic is Hmm what you need in sheets is probably almost $200.00, Acrylic is expensive.
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Old 01-04-2006, 12:24 AM   #5
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check out melevsreef.com very good sump designs..

Im getting this one done:

http://www.melevsreef.com/acrylics/s...p_model_g.html
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Old 01-04-2006, 12:26 AM   #6
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I dont have any graph paper in front of me to know exactly how much acrylic you would need.

I determine mine if made it myself would cost me $189.00 so I said its better if I get someone that knows what there doing.
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Old 01-04-2006, 12:27 AM   #7
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Heres a link on acrylic sheets and beleive me there prices are good:

Im not a designer but I beleive you would need 3/8 thick or at least 1/4 thick.
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i think it would be more cost effective to find two cheap fish tanks and modify them. I was planning to have two pumps anyways. Thanks fpr the info, and yeah Melve reef gave me some good ideas
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Yeah Fish tanks would be cheaper but remember its tough to attach acrylic to glass it can be done but its harder.
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could I use liquid nails? It attaches anything to anything, not sure if it would hurt fish though
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