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    Acrylic question

    In a 90G, for an overflow box do I need 3/8" or 1/4" acrylic?

    1/4" is slightly less than half the price of 3/8" so I'm hoping 1/4" is good.

    Also I need to make a sump because of the division I have under my stand. The left is going to be ~20G and the right may or may not exist.

    Either way, this would have to be 3/8" wouldn't it?

    Thanks in advance!

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    Hey Krugar, if you want ideas about sumps and acrylics, check this guy's web site. He must be the guru of all acrylic gurus! Melev is awasome. :-)

    http://www.melevsreef.com/allmysumps.html

    You can also PM Harley, on this board, as he also works with the stuff. A lot I should say. ;-)

    HTH

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    1/4 inch is likely GOOD depending on the volume of water it is going to hold. I currently have a cube of about 22 x 22 x 22 as a sump and it is made of 1/4 inch Plexiglas. It is euro braced and there is some bowing in the middle of the panels but it's holding about 400 pounds of water.
    Rob

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    Well the good news (for me) is I think I've figured out how to fit a 33G glass tank under my stand.

    It'll take a bit o' work but as it turns out the center piece that was a pain in the arse isn't part of the support structure.

    I have to get the 75G sold though so I can get it off the stand lol.

    Cheers!
    There is nothing so permanent as a temporary measure.

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    Crapped out on fitting the 33G under my pine stand. So I'm back to looking at something else...

    Oh I posted the 33G up for sale / trade if anyone needs a tank or sump that size. No holes or baffles in it.

    Cheers!
    There is nothing so permanent as a temporary measure.

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