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Amphispur
10-06-2013, 09:38 AM
I've decided to use a refugium sump for my 75g, anyone know of a cheap way of converting a 55g into a 3 chamber sump?


Thanks,

Amph

Levi
10-06-2013, 09:54 AM
Use 100% silicone and make sure it doesn't have micro ban in it and get a few pieces of acrylic. I went cheap and used ceramic tiles but they leach phosphates so had to take them back out

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Levi
10-06-2013, 10:00 AM
Or drop a 10g tank in the middle of the 55 and use a small pump to feed the 10g refugium. Of course this is only cheap if you have the pump and tank. Tank is like $14 at Petco and that is cheaper than the silicone and acrylic

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Sputnik
10-06-2013, 06:09 PM
You can have glass cut for the dividers. Its cheaper than acryl

AlgaeBarn
10-10-2013, 09:41 PM
If you go to home depot, look for 100% silicone. It should have an item number GE5000. I will confirm this when I go back to the lab, but that should be the right item number.


You can pick up a glass cutter and glass panels at home depot as well and cut them to size, then use masking tape to give the silicone a nice, clean look.
A local glass shop will cut the panels for you and grind the edges down so that you wont cut yourself on them.

Pacec
10-21-2013, 01:19 PM
The silicone also may say for potable water sources, those are safe for reefs.

Levi
10-25-2013, 03:33 AM
Its window and door 100% silicone not the bathroom stuff

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