Here it is

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Re: Here it is

Post by strout » Thu Feb 11, 2010 5:50 am

The shop is in Mobile, they don't have a web site yet and I have only talked to them on the phone.
They havn't done any work for me in the past, I found them thru the phone book.

AFM Plastics
933 Lakeside Dr.
Mobile Alabama 36693
phone 1-251-661-8688
Fax 1-251-661-8994

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Re: Here it is

Post by opiy » Thu Feb 11, 2010 5:52 am

Well keep us up to date on how things work out please.
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Re: Here it is

Post by strout » Thu Feb 11, 2010 6:01 pm

I will, They called me today to tell me they received my plans, but they havn't had time to really take a good look at them. Told them I was in no hurry.

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Re: Here it is

Post by strout » Tue Feb 16, 2010 6:31 pm

I redid the plans and faxed them to the builder today. I needed more water depth for the skimmer, so I raised the skimmer baffle, made the skimmer section bigger and made the return and refugium section bigger also. I did away with the top off water section also.

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While I was doing all of that, I made the New Tank plans also :lol: it will be 60x33x24 and the stand will be some where around 90 inches.

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Re: Here it is

Post by strout » Thu Feb 25, 2010 11:20 pm

I think the company dosn't want to build the sump for me. They kinda, sort of, give me the run around when I call. I won't call again, if they call me back, so be it. If not I will buy a glass tank and build my own. I think I need to learn how to build sumps out of acrylic, think I could make some spare change doing this.

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Re: Here it is

Post by opiy » Fri Feb 26, 2010 5:31 am

I had something like that to happen while I lived in Birmingham. I waited two or three weeks just to have this company cut some baffle pieces just to get a run around. It is so much easier for them just to say they don't want to take on the job then waste your time. Oh well.
Larry
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Slowly building up my equpiment.
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Re: Here it is

Post by strout » Fri Feb 26, 2010 5:59 am

The thing is, I really want to get an acrylic sump made, I just can't find anyone on the Gulf Coast to do it. I am going to hold off a bit more before I order a glass tank made for the sump and keep looking for someone who can make the acrylic sump.

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Re: Here it is

Post by opiy » Fri Feb 26, 2010 6:07 am

Chances are you will have to order one. You can try some of these places.
http://www.envisionacrylics.com/index.html
http://www.deepseaaquatics.net/
http://www.acrylicandglassexhibits.com/ They only deal through a dealer or store like Reefspecialty.com or Kingfishaquarium.com I have talked to Mike many times at reefspecialty.com and I like to deal with him.
I have had contact from two of those so far but only in email. It takes a long time to get any reply. If you do decide to contact them I might would call. I may call them today and see if I can get some answers.
Larry
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Re: Here it is

Post by strout » Wed Mar 03, 2010 12:05 am

Well, I have never heard back from the acrylic shop in Mobile, so I have gone with plan B. I am having our LFS in Biloxi have my 10g QT Tank drilled and am going to put my refugium tank in that. I should get the tank back in a day or two and I went to Lowes tonight and got all of the fittings and the hose to get it up and running shortly after getting the tank back. When I talked to the acrylic shop the last time I talked to them, I told them that although building sumps wasn't their main bussiness, there is a need for this service in our area and that they could make some good money building them, I guess they didn't agree and I havn't heard from them again. :(

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