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 My 1st Acrylic/Glass DIY Sump

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S&FW_FishyFriend
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PostSubject: My 1st Acrylic/Glass DIY Sump   My 1st Acrylic/Glass DIY Sump Icon_minitime3/13/2012, 9:42 pm

I'm building a sump for my 15 gallon frag/clown tank. I've never built one from scratch and have never worked with acrylic before. So I figured I'd document my progress (failures?) as I go for others to learn from (what to do, or what NOT to do), along the way.

My supplies: Will be using a 5 gallon tank
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300 gph Pond Pump from Home Depot ($30)
Acrylic sheet ($24)
Egg Crate ($12)
Silicone ($10) (this was black- all that was available, Looking back I can already say MISTAKE, more on this later)
LED light strip ($40) just because I wanted to play with LEDs

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Acrylic Cutting Tool ($8)
Propane torch ($18)
Screw in hooks ($1)
Plumbers chain ($5) (hooks & chain to hang light strip)

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My first successful bend-- so proud, because after making multiple fire balls affraid I finally figured out what to do... Jeez, that's much easier... lol

The All Glass brand of Silicone is a NEVER, EVER AGAIN purchase. As I was squeezing it out to attach some things together I noticed that I wasn't getting much out, then I discovered that it was all over my shirt, both hands and had squirted out the back of the tube. Well, that was a great product that did just what it was designed to do..... or perhaps not.
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PostSubject: Re: My 1st Acrylic/Glass DIY Sump   My 1st Acrylic/Glass DIY Sump Icon_minitime3/14/2012, 1:50 am

looking good

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PostSubject: Re: My 1st Acrylic/Glass DIY Sump   My 1st Acrylic/Glass DIY Sump Icon_minitime3/14/2012, 12:17 pm

Partial Quote from S&FW_fishyfriend The All Glass brand of Silicone is a NEVER, EVER AGAIN purchase. As I was squeezing it out to attach some things together I noticed that I wasn't getting much out, then I discovered that it was all over my shirt, both hands and had squirted out the back of the tube. Well, that was a great product that did just what it was designed to do..... or perhaps not.

You are doing great if your humor is still intact. Where did you get the LED!!!

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PostSubject: Re: My 1st Acrylic/Glass DIY Sump   My 1st Acrylic/Glass DIY Sump Icon_minitime3/14/2012, 11:57 pm

Got the LED at Petsmart, it's not a very long fixture, but I don't need it to be.... It says it is supposed to work on up to a 30 gallon.
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PostSubject: Re: My 1st Acrylic/Glass DIY Sump   My 1st Acrylic/Glass DIY Sump Icon_minitime4/8/2012, 11:55 pm

Hows the project going?

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Location : Mineral Wells, TX
Favorite Fish: : Currently so into Reef it's not even funny! Missed having saltwater, now that I've got it again---- STOKED!

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PostSubject: Re: My 1st Acrylic/Glass DIY Sump   My 1st Acrylic/Glass DIY Sump Icon_minitime4/9/2012, 12:41 pm

I've been busy on fair weather days, but on the days I haven't been busy it has rained... Bummer, but I haven't forgotten about it. I've got the loc-line ready, just need to plan out what pvc pieces I will need and do it! I will definitely, post pics as I go.
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