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Offline Brigham1

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Sump
« on: January 10, 2017, 13:59:38 »
Where is the best place to get glass for my sump at and how thick should I use

Offline kellyj

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Re: Sump
« Reply #1 on: January 10, 2017, 21:13:47 »
Brigham,
Why not buy an off the shelf tank and section it off yourself.  I did that with my frag sump.  I bought my glass for sectioning at Lumpkin's glass in Centerville.
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Re: Sump
« Reply #2 on: January 10, 2017, 21:24:23 »
That's what I got is a 30 gallon use  just need to  section it off and how thick did you use for your dividers

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Re: Sump
« Reply #3 on: January 11, 2017, 07:34:54 »
I just used single strength glass.  That's how the glass guys described it.  Pretty thin, but it isn't under a lot of pressure like the tank.
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Re: Sump
« Reply #4 on: January 11, 2017, 07:37:27 »
Ok thanks

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Re: Sump
« Reply #5 on: January 28, 2017, 23:17:46 »
I used "A Service Glass" in Beavercreek.  I got 1/4 thick for $9 a sheet.  And they even got them done day of.  Here is their website http://aserviceglass.com
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Offline Humphrey

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Re: Sump
« Reply #6 on: January 29, 2017, 10:02:49 »
I also used A service glass for 40 breeder baffles. 1/4 inch.

Offline Brigham1

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Re: Sump
« Reply #7 on: February 07, 2017, 15:24:15 »
Ok Thank you I ended up using glass from lowes

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Re: Sump
« Reply #8 on: February 07, 2017, 17:03:26 »
Bummer that I just saw your post. It looks like you already sourced your glass. I have enough 1/4" glass left over from my frag tank build for baffles.

Another great place to source good glass is old aquariums. People practically give them away on sites like CL when they spring a leak! Cut the silicon and 'bam' perfect aquarium building glass!

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Re: Sump
« Reply #9 on: February 07, 2017, 19:02:04 »
Yeah I already thinking about doing a new sump still doing a 30 gallon just want to switch it up some

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Re: Sump
« Reply #10 on: February 08, 2017, 10:51:35 »
Well let me know if you move ahead with the new design. I'd be happy to help out with some 1/4" glass.

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Re: Sump
« Reply #11 on: March 08, 2017, 11:51:51 »
Well let me know if you move ahead with the new design. I'd be happy to help out with some 1/4" glass.

I'm going to be building a 40B sump in a few weeks. Petco is roomered to be having their dollar a gallon sale at the end of the month. I'm waiting to pick up a tank. If you still have the glass I could use it. 937-831-2231

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Re: Sump
« Reply #12 on: March 08, 2017, 12:08:31 »
Yeah, let me check how big the scraps I have are and I'll get back to you.

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« Reply #13 on: March 10, 2017, 11:20:39 »
I don't have many scraps big enough to span a 40B.  Two(2) pieces that are ~18.5" x 4" and one(1) that is ~18.5" x 8.5".  you are welcome to them if it helps, but they won't give you too tall of a baffle. Though they would probably serve for your bubble breakers.

 

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