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Old 02-28-2014, 02:40 PM   #1
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I'm thinking of changing my sump to better fit my new skimmer. My question is to build my sump like the pic added can I use plexi glass or should I use glass. Click image for larger version

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Old 02-28-2014, 02:53 PM   #2
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It's often difficult to get plexi to hold in place to glass with silicone. Not saying it can't be done, it just isn't all that easy and often takes so much silicone that it ends up sloppy. You'll have the easiest time IMO using glass pieces for your baffles on a glass tank.
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Old 02-28-2014, 03:40 PM   #3
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+1 on glass. You can get glass cut at Home Depot or lowes for real cheap
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Old 02-28-2014, 05:27 PM   #4
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And you can get the glass from there as well
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Old 02-28-2014, 05:48 PM   #5
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go with the glass, plexi glass is really hard to seal and when it does it doesn't seem to last as long as glass
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Old 03-03-2014, 12:42 PM   #6
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Ok so do i need tempered glass or can I go with regular glass
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Old 03-03-2014, 12:49 PM   #7
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I went with tampered but either or would work
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Old 03-03-2014, 01:09 PM   #8
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I went to Ace Hardware with just the measurements, they supplied the glass & cut it for $1.

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Old 03-03-2014, 01:24 PM   #9
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Nice you can't beat that.. I think I paid 20
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Would a 30gal tank be a big enough sump for a 75gal?
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Old 03-03-2014, 03:38 PM   #11
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Old 03-03-2014, 03:48 PM   #13
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Did u do yours yet?? I'd like to see pics! I'm in the same boat, I could go buy one but way spend the money!!?
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Old 03-03-2014, 03:53 PM   #14
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The first pic is the one I got with my tank. The second is what I'm going to do to it. Click image for larger version

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I'll be redoing mine in the near future
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I'd like to do that myself, so 3 dividers ?
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Old 03-03-2014, 04:23 PM   #17
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I'm gonna do this one maybeClick image for larger version

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Old 03-03-2014, 09:31 PM   #18
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I would do 3 that way you can do a refugium
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Old 03-03-2014, 10:47 PM   #19
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Yup I'm gonna
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Old 03-04-2014, 09:45 AM   #20
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I messed up when I did mine now I want to re due it but I am just going to hold out, within the next year im getting a 200 gallon tank, but I only made my sump 2 sections instead of 3 because I wasn't sure how it was going to work out with doing it myself, but its been up for a year and never had any issues with it and was so easy to do just wish I made it 3 sections but I was tight for space because I have a carbon and a gfo reactor mounted under tank as well
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