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post #101 of 231 Old 09-12-2012, 01:03 PM Thread Starter
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Just put the 20gal in the under cabinet and hooooly cow talk about a tight fit! I am not kidding when I say there is ZERO wiggle room. If it would have been 1ml longer it wouldnt have fit. I'm just glad it's in!!!
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post #102 of 231 Old 09-12-2012, 04:55 PM Thread Starter
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Went to Lowes and got everything except the glass. Their cutting machine was broken and they only carry 1/8" glass anyways. I called the guy who takes care of my cousins aquarium and he told me where I can get glass cut. He also tried to sell me some stuff and told me how I should change my setup. Lol. He's a nice guy though. Anyways, no sump for me tonight :(
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Went to Lowes and got everything except the glass. Their cutting machine was broken and they only carry 1/8" glass anyways. I called the guy who takes care of my cousins aquarium and he told me where I can get glass cut. He also tried to sell me some stuff and told me how I should change my setup. Lol. He's a nice guy though. Anyways, no sump for me tonight :(
I always use 1/4" Plexiglass for my baffles, as they are a lot less likely to shatter and are easier to cut (like on a table saw). Most lumberyards and hardware stores will cut it to size for you.

Take a read of this article: Understanding Sumps. One of our members wrote it and it is very thorough. Good information.



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post #106 of 231 Old 09-13-2012, 12:34 PM Thread Starter
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The plexiglass was almost $60!
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The plexiglass was almost $60!
How much were you buying?! We sell it at my hardware store for $4 a square foot, tops!



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post #108 of 231 Old 09-13-2012, 03:36 PM Thread Starter
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I need four pieces that are 8 1/2" x 11 3/4". They had a sheet that was like 18" x 36" or something and yea, $60!!!
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post #109 of 231 Old 09-13-2012, 04:28 PM
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We sell it for $9 a square foot here, my bad. But that still would only be $40! What a rip off!

I know that glass is cheap, like $10 for that same size. I just hate working with it...



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post #110 of 231 Old 09-19-2012, 04:44 PM Thread Starter
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It looks like I'm gonna have to use 3/4" pvc for the return instead of 1". The two pre drilled holes are two different sizes. The guy at the LFS said that the 3/4" one should be for the return and the 1" should be for the drain. Sigh. Back to Home Depot for some new pvc fittings. On the bright side, I did get the glass baffles from a local glass shop.
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