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Old 06-28-2011, 03:54 AM   #1
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Sump help!

I was wondering how to get/make the baffles to separate the sections within a sump. No one seems to ever mention this so I really need help!
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Old 06-28-2011, 03:55 AM   #2
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Buy glass at lowes cut to right size. Silicone in.
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Old 06-28-2011, 04:11 AM   #3
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Lowes is about an hour away! Do they cut glass at home depot?
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You can get whole sheets and cut them yourself or get a glass shop (or Lowe's) to cut exactly what you need.
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Old 06-28-2011, 11:48 AM   #5
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I bought an acrylic sheet along with a little knife that they had right by the acrylic to cut it, at home depot, but cutting it to exactly the size I need is difficult.
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Acrylic does not seal well to glass with silicone. I woudl go with glass baffles. A little harder to deal with, but a much better seal with better long term results.

I suggest measuring exactly what you need, go to a glass shop, and have them cut what you need from smoked glass. The darker glass keeps light in the fuge out of all the other chambers, preventing algae growth outside of the fuge.
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Old 06-28-2011, 09:03 PM   #7
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I went to a local glass shop and had them cut the pieces. They were spot on with exactly what I needed. I got 1/8" glass and had them sand the edges a very small amount to keep them from cutting me.

I'll tell you I did cut it REALLY close on mine. I had them made 1/4" less than I needed from side to side and that almost created problems because in some spots it was a very tight fit.
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Idk if I can go to a glass shop because it'll be expensive. I'm going to call home depot to see if they can do it. Do I make the sides exactly how much space it is (11.75") or do I make it a bit smaller?
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The glass shop I went to charged 3.5 a square foot cut. I think for the 6 pieces I paid somewhere around 45.00 total. I thought it was a pretty good deal myself.
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Old 06-28-2011, 09:43 PM   #10
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That's not bad. I'll have to call my glass shop for an estimate. I'm not going for the traditional style of refugium/ sump so I will need smaller baffles, but like 5 pieces.
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