03-07-2010, 03:30 PM
| || | Places to buy acrylic and suggestions on protein skimmers
I am thinking about starting a 75 gallon FOWLR tank with a 30 gallon custom build sump. I want to use a 30 gallon tank and custom fit it with pieces of acrylic to make the chambers. I done some research on the design and I would have a chamber for the water from the overflow to enter the sump followed by a section for the skimmer, followed by a refugium (4-5 inches sand and some macro algae), a bubble trap, and then the return pump. I was wondering where the best place to buy the acrylic sheets to custom fit the sump would be. Does anyone know an online retailer that has reasonable prices on acrylic sheets?
Also, I am looking for a skimmer that would be good to fit into my system and sump. I am having a hard time weeding through all the options on the net and thought someone would have some suggestions. The budget for the build is somewhere between 1,000-1,500. I will be taking my time but I want to get all the equipment together piece by piece before I start setting things up or making final choices on stocking.
Thanks in advance for the help,