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David MC Lee
03/02/2016, 07:41 PM
Hope to get started on my new sump this weekend. I've been researching how to cut acrylic for the last few weeks and I'm ready to give it a try.


http://i171.photobucket.com/albums/u316/ocean_front_view/sump_zpsh9aqs4hm.jpg

Dshots
03/03/2016, 12:17 PM
Looks good. What are the sizes going to be. Thinking of doing something similar myself, changing my 75g fresh into salt

David MC Lee
03/03/2016, 12:31 PM
40"x20" by 16" tall

David MC Lee
03/08/2016, 11:03 PM
It was a lot of work and still need to glue.

http://i171.photobucket.com/albums/u316/ocean_front_view/Mobile%20Uploads/20160306_140904_zpsiwbdljrx.jpg (http://s171.photobucket.com/user/ocean_front_view/media/Mobile%20Uploads/20160306_140904_zpsiwbdljrx.jpg.html)

Aqua Man 07
03/10/2016, 09:38 AM
That's pretty sweet nicely done.

David MC Lee
03/11/2016, 12:02 PM
Glue is drying. All in all it is not too bad for my first sump.http://i171.photobucket.com/albums/u316/ocean_front_view/Mobile%20Uploads/20160311_115447_zps4fiuloxt.jpg (http://s171.photobucket.com/user/ocean_front_view/media/Mobile%20Uploads/20160311_115447_zps4fiuloxt.jpg.html)


http://i171.photobucket.com/albums/u316/ocean_front_view/Mobile%20Uploads/20160311_115412_zpslfgh7kzk.jpg (http://s171.photobucket.com/user/ocean_front_view/media/Mobile%20Uploads/20160311_115412_zpslfgh7kzk.jpg.html)

http://i171.photobucket.com/albums/u316/ocean_front_view/Mobile%20Uploads/20160311_115349_zpsvg7e3jfm.jpg (http://s171.photobucket.com/user/ocean_front_view/media/Mobile%20Uploads/20160311_115349_zpsvg7e3jfm.jpg.html)

http://i171.photobucket.com/albums/u316/ocean_front_view/Mobile%20Uploads/20160311_115333_zpsaze6gvgp.jpg (http://s171.photobucket.com/user/ocean_front_view/media/Mobile%20Uploads/20160311_115333_zpsaze6gvgp.jpg.html)

Vinny Kreyling
03/11/2016, 06:38 PM
Nice job!

johnike
03/12/2016, 06:34 AM
Very nice.

seldon
03/12/2016, 05:37 PM
Pretty sharp looking, I like all the colors.

David MC Lee
03/12/2016, 08:34 PM
White was so I can see dirt on the bottom, red to cut down on algae growth, clear so I can see inside and blue to make it MADE IN THE USA. It holds water. Had one leak between sock area and where water comes in. Not a big deal but I will fix it.
http://i171.photobucket.com/albums/u316/ocean_front_view/Mobile%20Uploads/20160312_185346_zps8zevyxpt.jpg (http://s171.photobucket.com/user/ocean_front_view/media/Mobile%20Uploads/20160312_185346_zps8zevyxpt.jpg.html)

reefer roman
03/12/2016, 10:16 PM
very nice... Would you be interested in building another at the same dimensions

David MC Lee
03/12/2016, 11:20 PM
very nice... Would you be interested in building another at the same dimensions

Well I now have the saw blade and router bits along with templates for the large holes and curved corners plus the glue. Some of the parts I cut on my mill but it was hard because my mill is small and I have to cut a little then unclamp and move the part and reclamp. All of the curved corners were done one by one with an L shaped template. I spend almost 3 solid days making it and half of that was making templates and learning how to glue. Because it is mostly hand made it's not to hard to change the size tis just a lot of labor and you can't expect perfect results. I really took my time but here and their the templates move or router slips etc.
I went with the 7" filter socks so I don't have to change them as often. Its wide enough to fit my two skimmers plus large area for cheto.

Do you feel like a trip to Springfield IL area?

reefer roman
03/13/2016, 12:28 AM
I live next door in Iowa so it wouldn't be a far trip.

seldon
03/13/2016, 09:01 PM
What all probes do you have? I ask because i have heard some are sensitive to bubbles. Do you think you'll get many in there? Do you run 2 return pumps?

David MC Lee
03/13/2016, 09:17 PM
Ph & orp. Yes two return pumps. I was not sure of the best place for it. I was trying to find a place where algae won't grow on them. I can make another one if it does not work. Right now I have mine buy my skimmer.

David MC Lee
03/13/2016, 09:26 PM
I live next door in Iowa so it wouldn't be a far trip.

I can help you pm me your email.

Dshots
03/14/2016, 08:52 PM
Glue is drying. All in all it is not too bad for my first sump.http://i171.photobucket.com/albums/u316/ocean_front_view/Mobile%20Uploads/20160311_115447_zps4fiuloxt.jpg (http://s171.photobucket.com/user/ocean_front_view/media/Mobile%20Uploads/20160311_115447_zps4fiuloxt.jpg.html)


http://i171.photobucket.com/albums/u316/ocean_front_view/Mobile%20Uploads/20160311_115412_zpslfgh7kzk.jpg (http://s171.photobucket.com/user/ocean_front_view/media/Mobile%20Uploads/20160311_115412_zpslfgh7kzk.jpg.html)

http://i171.photobucket.com/albums/u316/ocean_front_view/Mobile%20Uploads/20160311_115349_zpsvg7e3jfm.jpg (http://s171.photobucket.com/user/ocean_front_view/media/Mobile%20Uploads/20160311_115349_zpsvg7e3jfm.jpg.html)

http://i171.photobucket.com/albums/u316/ocean_front_view/Mobile%20Uploads/20160311_115333_zpsaze6gvgp.jpg (http://s171.photobucket.com/user/ocean_front_view/media/Mobile%20Uploads/20160311_115333_zpsaze6gvgp.jpg.html)
Wow truly beautiful. Looks factory made. You build even the clear shell? How much was the cost for ask the acrylic? That's beautiful

David MC Lee
03/14/2016, 08:55 PM
Yes I did it all. $280 for acrylic.

LefkoNJ
03/14/2016, 09:03 PM
Looks great. Would love to make my own as well.

David MC Lee
03/23/2016, 05:41 AM
Its up and running. Need to clean up some of the wiring and tubing.
http://i171.photobucket.com/albums/u316/ocean_front_view/Mobile%20Uploads/20160322_204753_zpsybs5vhuh.jpg (http://s171.photobucket.com/user/ocean_front_view/media/Mobile%20Uploads/20160322_204753_zpsybs5vhuh.jpg.html)

lcashman
03/23/2016, 06:57 AM
:thumbsup:

David MC Lee
04/08/2016, 05:38 PM
How about a thermal infrared pic of my new sump.

http://i171.photobucket.com/albums/u316/ocean_front_view/Mobile%20Uploads/flir_20160408T163235_zpsly1rdia5.jpg (http://s171.photobucket.com/user/ocean_front_view/media/Mobile%20Uploads/flir_20160408T163235_zpsly1rdia5.jpg.html)

Sun357
04/09/2016, 06:55 AM
LOL Nice!