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  1. #51

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    I wouldn't trust it, personally. There are options available that aren't very expensive. Marineland makes a good aquarium-safe silicone, as does All-Glass Aquarium. About the same price, depending on where you go: $5 for 3oz & $10 for 10oz.
    Adventures in Aquaria - The KevinVA Story

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  2. #52

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    Buy DAP silicone from Home Depot, half the price, and there is a specific one that states it is aquarium safe.

    Cheaper than the petco, petsmart options

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    Thanks for the input guys! I will make a trip out for some new stuff today. I am currently masking things off for the installation of the glass.
    Mike
    120g Mixed Reef In Progress
    120g Reef Journal
    55g Freshwater - Out of Service
    My 55g Tank Remodel Project
    72g Bowfront -Out of Service

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    Mocking up the sump for fit... BigAls seems to be a bit light on the 3 gallons of Bio-Balls. I am roughly an inch below where I wanted to be. I suppose I could get moew or just raise the lower grid a little higher?? I purchased some aquarium safe silicone from my local hardware store. It is the loctite brand - same as the DAP brand.



    Mike
    120g Mixed Reef In Progress
    120g Reef Journal
    55g Freshwater - Out of Service
    My 55g Tank Remodel Project
    72g Bowfront -Out of Service

  5. #55

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    You would probably be fine with that amount, but you could use almost anything to up your bio filter colonies, from porous stones to kitchen scrub sponges. Or, you could just buy a box of biomax or more bioballs. The more surface area for bb the better! =]
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    First piece of glass siliconed into the sump! 5 more to go. I will post pics tonight. I think I am going to shorten up the bio media chamber by 1/2". This will do two things, give extra depth to the bio-balls and compensate for the extra 1/2" I added to the width of the inlet chamber. The inlet pipes would be touching the plastic trim and the glass otherwise. I did not want it to be touching to eliminate any vibration noise and to allow a little play.



    Mike
    120g Mixed Reef In Progress
    120g Reef Journal
    55g Freshwater - Out of Service
    My 55g Tank Remodel Project
    72g Bowfront -Out of Service

  7. Default Sump Glass installed


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    The sump went together better than I expected! I found that egg crate material makes great spacers.







    Mike
    120g Mixed Reef In Progress
    120g Reef Journal
    55g Freshwater - Out of Service
    My 55g Tank Remodel Project
    72g Bowfront -Out of Service

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    couple more views...

    I found using the egg crate coupled with standing the tank on end much simpler than using tape.



    Mike
    120g Mixed Reef In Progress
    120g Reef Journal
    55g Freshwater - Out of Service
    My 55g Tank Remodel Project
    72g Bowfront -Out of Service

  9. Default Sump after cure...


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    Ok I let the silicone cure for several hours, turned the tank horizontal, and removed the braces. Looks great! I set the pump and heater in for size.









    Tomorrow I will re-cut the drip plate and drill the holes over lunch. Then move on to fitting the glass for the overflow on the display tank.
    Last edited by mrramsey; 02-28-2013 at 02:07 AM.
    Mike
    120g Mixed Reef In Progress
    120g Reef Journal
    55g Freshwater - Out of Service
    My 55g Tank Remodel Project
    72g Bowfront -Out of Service

  10. #60

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    lol, one of the cleanest sumps I think I've ever seen. Very well done, so far.
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