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post #1 of 2 (permalink) Old 03-08-2003, 12:05 AM Thread Starter
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I wanted to reduce the width of the skimmer box that came with a SL-50
that I acquired form eBay, since it was going on a 18 gallon tank. Since my
roommate had some acrylic sheets I decided to make my own skimmer box. I started
by cutting out he sides of the skimmer box.

The L-shaped piece would be my back panel and would attach to the two screws
on the outflow box. I used a Dremel at high speeds to melt/cut the acrylic. I
drilled strainer holes into the three sides.

I used silicone II sealant to glue the parts together. There are more
professional techniques to cut and glue, but this worked fine for me.

I let the glue dry and then removed the access silicone from the outside of
the skimmer box.
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post #2 of 2 (permalink) Old 04-15-2004, 05:23 AM
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nice Mr. Unknown. I didn't know you could use silicone sealant for acrylic? I thought it was just for glass. But that's cool, if that works then I'm going to seal some cracked acrylic. Thanks for the informative post!

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