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Thread: diy sump ?

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    I am building a wet/dry sump for my 90 and I am using an old 55 for the sump. The ? is do I make the baffles out of glass or plex since the tank is glass. I am wondering how well the plex will hold to glass with silicone.

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    Silicone doesnt attach well to acrylic. You'll have to use glass. Its cheaper I think anyway.
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    Glass is fairly cheap. I had the 4 baffles in the sump on our reef made for around $25 at the local glass shop.

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    yep, I just sold a sump for a marine tank, it was 55g, the guy who built it told me to reuse the glass instead of using acylic and then he showed me the multiple smudges of silicone where he tried to attach acrylic to it.

    stick with the glass.

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    Quote Originally Posted by WhiteDevil
    stick with the glass.
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    Thanks. That was the way I was heading but though I would check first.

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    If you are making a refugium then I recommend the darkest glass you can find to make sure that algae doesn't grow in the other sections.
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