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Old 02-14-2012, 05:53 PM   #21
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I won't be using a saw or anything so I'm okay there. Should I just do 1/4" then? To make sure theres no leaks, I could do the weldon first, then put silicone on top? I just checked with my lfs, theres no way I'm paying that much lol. It was 250$
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Old 02-14-2012, 06:06 PM   #22
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1/4 would work I just suggest 3/8 because acrylic is prone to bowing so there isn't any harm in going one size up
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Old 02-14-2012, 06:16 PM   #23
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The 1/4" will bow even with the baffles. Go thicker if you can. The silicone won't bond to acrylic so don't bother. You just need clean straight edges and Weldon.
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Old 02-14-2012, 07:55 PM   #24
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Alright, I'll spend a few extra bucks for the thicker acrylic and not use silicone.
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Old 02-15-2012, 06:36 PM   #25
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Anyone know where to get Weldon?
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Old 02-16-2012, 06:50 PM   #26
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Just checked out the prices for acrylic. 30$ for the bottom panel..
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Old 02-16-2012, 07:05 PM   #27
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Ya that's why I Said go with a already made tank lol... You should be able to find a sheet at home depot or lowes that'll do the whole project
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Old 02-16-2012, 08:53 PM   #28
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Oh so that's for the whole tank? I went online and put in my measurements and the bottom panel of my tank was that much alone. it would be the same as having someone do a tank for me at 120$ lol.
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Old 02-16-2012, 11:20 PM   #29
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Find out all the measurements and what size sheet you would need then by a whole sheet and have it cut down
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Old 02-17-2012, 02:37 PM   #30
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Let me know how you do, and where you get your acrylic. I'm going to build a tank, but i pretty much decided to go with glass. This will be my first tank to build too, so tell me how easy it is to glue!
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Old 02-17-2012, 03:42 PM   #31
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Alright will do! I went to home depot today and they didnt have Weldon. They did have the 3/8" acrylic though.
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Old 02-18-2012, 08:59 AM   #32
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Petco lied about not having a 10 gallon long lol. Found it. I guess no diy tank but I'll be making a sump still

http://www.petco.com/product/14978/P...scription_link
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Old 02-27-2012, 03:54 PM   #33
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Found out that I could fit a sump sideways through the hole in the back. I felt pretty stupid lol. Ill be buying some acrylic for the baffles next month hopefully.
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Old 03-05-2012, 07:01 PM   #34
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im going to buy a 20 long from a guy near me. he is giving me a great deal. 1 stick of epoxy, the glass panels cut and polished by a glass shop, 2 tubs of carbon, media chambers, phosban media, silicone, and the tank itself for 50$. i wont need much more, just a sump pump, which will be a mag 5, and some flexible tubing. everything else is setup.
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Old 03-05-2012, 09:52 PM   #35
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What are you doing for overflow?
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Old 03-06-2012, 02:08 PM   #36
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a 300 gph eshopps overflow box. i might have an aqualifter hooked up to it so it wont lose syphon.
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Old 03-06-2012, 07:48 PM   #37
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i just bought the 20 long and im putting in 2 of the 3 baffles. my skimmer will be next to the intake and then my refugium. after that will be a bubble trap with the pump going up at the end.
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Old 03-06-2012, 08:36 PM   #38
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I've been following you thread but forgot how big is your tank again?
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Old 03-07-2012, 12:55 PM   #39
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30 gallons, its a reef.
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Old 03-07-2012, 01:35 PM   #40
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And you are putting a 20 long under it? That's awesome almost double the water volume
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