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    Default Sump/fuge 34x11x14

    I have been commissioned to build a sump/fuge combo for a 46 bowfront. I thought it would be nice to post a build thread as it comes together.

    Here is the design that I am working toward. It will be made from 1/4" acrylic with outside dimensions of 34x11x14 including a skimmer section, refugium section and return section. To minimize effect of evaporation, the fuge and return section will function as one big chamber.



    more pics to come as it comes together...
    Ace
    The Shade Tree Craftsman



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    Sides and baffles cut and assembled

    Ace
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    Looks great Ace! Great to have your work around here again!
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    Thanks Kristy I didn't realize how much I missed building things.
    Ace
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    Nice clean build....as usual.Glad you're back


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    Nice! Would love to see more of these builds in the future!

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    sump is assembled, just have to trim and polish the edges after it cures.

    Ace
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    all done

    Ace
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    Ace, do you find those 90 clamps to be effective? I'm guessing yes since you obviously use them. Other than getting a clean cut on the acrylic, aligning and holding together the acrylic has always been where I struggle. How are you able to assemble a "corner" with 3 pieces? I've use masking tape in the past but not as clean as I would like.
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    hey robert. yes, i definitely prefer gluing with the corner clamps to make sure the pieces are perpendicular. to glue the three pieces that form any corner, you have to put two pieces together and let them cure before you attach the third piece. i also cut two of the pieces slightly larger than needed so they can be trimmed perfectly after assembly with a laminant router bit.
    Ace
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