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 Post subject: Cast or extruded acrylic
PostPosted: Tue Feb 05, 2013 2:27 pm 
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Hi there campers. Bit nervous as it is my first time asking a question on here so I hope you don't bite.

I am going to be making a sump for one of my marine tanks. It will hold approximately 50L of water be made using 10mm thick acrylic. Divided into compartments and probably cross braced.

Do I need a cast or extruded acrylic for such a project.

I shall be getting it all cut to size because I should think working with the stuff is probably like metalwork was at school...........I got thrown out of class every lesson lol. i don't anticipate I would enjoy working with it.


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PostPosted: Tue Feb 05, 2013 5:11 pm 
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cant you use a old tank mate :dunno: this might help to decide must admit i am no expert :oops: http://www.bayplastics.co.uk/acrylicsheet_faq.htm
plus this http://www.melevsreef.com/29g/sump/design.html


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transitboy wrote:
cant you use a old tank mate


That was exactly my thought as I read through ROC's post and did a quick mental calc on 50litres.

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Thanks guys, i could use an old tank, divide it up into sections and add baffles.

Difficult shape cupboard under the tank so a rectangular tank is not as suitable as making a quadrant.

melvesreef is a good source for info, but his sump designs have always lost me lol


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