View Full Version : sump under lock and key


roundman
08-01-2007, 2:05 PM
Well to start with I am a DIY kindaguy and so building my own sump fuge and stand was a great concept. Well just finished the baffles and no one will ever see this :yuk:(not as easy as I thought to use silicone). I will be replacing this mess in the future with acrylic as I know I can do that. :lol2:

Bassett22
08-01-2007, 3:35 PM
building with glass is much easier to get a clean seam with silicone than with acrylic. just takes a bit of practice, acrylic was much tougher for me to cut and weld, with glass, they cut it perfect and silicone just needs the right cut on the nozzle and a gentle rub with your finger.

jefft
08-01-2007, 3:50 PM
Mine also looks a mess, it also will be closed up in an cabinet. I just refinished my 20 gal tall sump/ref again. I did it a couple of months ago and then read where I used the wrong silicone. After cutting out all the silicone and I went ahead and ripped out the original glass silicone also, I redid the whole tank (glass tank, acrylic baffles) I'm leak checking it now(it's setting on the front porch with different levels of water in the sections to see if there is any leak throughs). I modified an old dry sink for a tank stand, looks good if I say so myself. Will post pic's soon, BassPro is starting their Hunting Classic this weekend and days off are few until after.