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    Question Where To Buy Acrylic

    I got a quote from a place for 300$ for the sump I want to build in acrylic... I would really like to build it myself if I could find some acrylic. I know HD and rona sells it but 1/4" sheet is 174$ and I need 3/8". Where can I get good price acrylic in the ottawa-gatineau region?

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    Canus Plastics
    300 Lisgard street, Ottawa
    232-6214

    There is another good place, but cannot remember the name.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Serge
    There is another good place, but cannot remember the name.
    Plastics of Ottawa

    Hank.

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    I buy my acrylic sheets and tubing at Canus. They had everything I needed when I made my diy Beckitt protein skimmer.

    www.canusplastics.com

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    You also have to be careful with HD stuff. It is almost always extruded acrylic and is prone to crazing and subsequent leaking. The problem is extruded tends to absorb moisture, swell and craze at joints and edges.

    You should ask to ensure that you are getting cell cast. Unfortunately, cell cast is more expensive. Further, like a lot of things, you can get something pre-fab for about the same price as the raw materials.

    That is the main reason I am using a $80 (sale price) 65 gallon tank as my sump. I made acrylic inserts to divert flow and create a refugium.
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    I was gonna use a glass tank but the problem is I could only get a 20L for a sump... I can have a maximum of 30L*20W*16H so I need to custom make it... can probably go with 36"L but if I add a calcium reactor of a auto top off It will be very tight in there

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