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Sump baffle ?

Post by Scott » Sat Nov 19, 2005 11:32 am

I am going to add baffles to my glass sump. I am not sure what baffle design I am going with (if you have any pics or ideas let me know).
So can I just go to a glass shop and have them cut the glass so that it is the height that I want and the width of the tank?

I am eventually going to (attempt to) make an acrylic sump but I don't have all the equipment yet. I got an e-mail the other day from an acrylic place called Southeastern Plastics and Fabrication. Has anyone heard of them?
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Post by sb1227 » Sat Nov 19, 2005 9:14 pm

I had the glass place here cut them for me, just gave them measurements and they cut them and drilled the holes. No problem, then I just siliconed them in.

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Post by Bkndsdl » Mon Nov 21, 2005 4:54 pm

Al-Fla Plastics on the 65 service road (access to it at the Pritchard exit) has all the plastics you need.
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Post by snoopdog » Mon Nov 21, 2005 7:22 pm

Yeah but god they want so f*ing much, it is not worth it.
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Post by sb1227 » Mon Nov 21, 2005 8:54 pm

Isn't that usually the problem with acrylic, you'd think the stuff was gold.

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Post by Scott » Mon Nov 21, 2005 10:26 pm

I priced a sheet from them a few months ago. It was enough to make the sump that I wanted and enough left over to try a few things. The problem was that they had to pick me up off the floor when I got the price. If I remember right I could have had a sump made by MyReefCreations for what they wanted for a sheet.
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Post by sb1227 » Tue Nov 22, 2005 7:22 am

I've got an amiracle wet dry filter box, you can cut it up and use the acrylic... :lol: I need to get rid of it anyway.

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Post by Bkndsdl » Mon Dec 05, 2005 12:22 pm

I've got a small sign business and I buy the stuff all the time from Grimco in Mobile, but you must have a business license to get it. It's about 1/2 the price of acrylic from Al-Fla, but you can't get it cut and the don't stock the thicker stuff (above 1/4").

You could always go to Lowes and buy glass......they cut it for you......
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Post by snoopdog » Mon Dec 05, 2005 3:04 pm

Not anymore.
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Post by Kart Racer » Mon Dec 05, 2005 3:32 pm

Scott,
Not sure where in Mobile you are but I had Wigmans Hardware on DIP cut 4 pieces for me that I put in my sump. I dont think I spent over 6-8 bucks for 4 pieces 12"X12".


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Post by Bkndsdl » Tue Dec 06, 2005 12:57 pm

what do you mean, Snoop? I was at the Tillman's Corner Lowes three weeks ago and they still did........
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Post by snoopdog » Thu Dec 08, 2005 8:02 am

The Lowes and Home Depot on Shillingers told me that none of there stores cut glass anymore. They both took there machines out.
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Post by Bkndsdl » Thu Dec 08, 2005 8:09 am

That's weird; the Lowes in TC told me they do, and they even have a big sign up saying they do.........maybe it's just the Sch store.....
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Post by snoopdog » Thu Dec 08, 2005 8:18 am

probably
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Post by Bkndsdl » Wed Dec 21, 2005 4:05 pm

Scott, I just bought glass baffles cut to size from Lowes last nite. I got 3 cut for $7.
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