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scapegoat 02-27-2013 02:43 PM

where to purchase acrylic sheets
 
Ok, I know this has been asked before. I did a search and out of the 21 results for this section of the site I didn't see an appropriate thread.

I'm looking to build my own sump with acrylic and probably need 2 or 3 4' sheets.

mistergreen 02-27-2013 02:58 PM

home depot has 1/4 inch thick ones. If you need something thicker, there are plenty of sites that sell them. It gets expensive. More than glass I think. Cutting thick ones by yourself isn't fun unless you have a fine mechanical saw.

scapegoat 02-27-2013 03:01 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by mistergreen (Post 2666722)
home depot has 1/4 inch thick ones. If you need something thicker, there are plenty of sites that sell them. It gets expensive. More than glass I think. Cutting thick ones by yourself isn't fun unless you have a fine mechanical saw.

I suppose 1/4" would probably do it over that length since it'll have baffles welded in.

don.dagg 02-28-2013 03:42 PM

Here is a good supplier. They will cut to size.
tapplastics.com

DarkCobra 02-28-2013 04:22 PM

www.eplastics.com also sells, cuts to size, and edge finishes in a variety of ways. Haven't used them for this, or compared prices against TAP Plastics; it's just another option I know about.

My local Home Depot does carry 1/4" acrylic, but will NOT cut this thickness for you, only the thinner stuff.

horsedude 02-28-2013 04:26 PM

I like Dark Cobra's bit at the bottem (i grow SOS (staghorn on Seroids)) i have had a 1 year battle with staghorn but i got rid of it! :) yey

sarahspins 02-28-2013 04:48 PM

Check locally for a plastics supplier... they are usually cheaper than HD and will also cut to size.


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