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Glass or Plexiglas for sump baffles?

I think I am going to setup a sump this weekend, do I need to use glass or will plexiglas work for the baffles?


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i would use glass it bends less
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I would go with what ever material the sump is made out of and use the adhesive that is appropriate for that material. People tend to have trouble getting silicone to hold acrylic in place.
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I would go with what ever material the sump is made out of and use the adhesive that is appropriate for that material. People tend to have trouble getting silicone to hold acrylic in place.
This. If it's a glass tank you're making into a sump, use glass. glass silicones to glass well. If it's a plastic sump already, then get more plastic and whatever you use to bond those (not sure).

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GLass is cheaper. Silicone won't seal to acrylic. If it is an acrylic sump use acrylic and weld-on to secure it.
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Thanks for the info. Going to find somewhere today that will cut glass for me.
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The cheapest places are going to be window/glass shops shops. Just do a google search for your city and "windows" and then try "glass". You'll be amazed at the results. You should be able to call ahead with dimensions and pick it up.
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