Thank you. Was thinking of going the acrylic route, I have a dremel tool with a router attachment will that work?Acrylic is a bit tricker to work with. You will need woodworking skills and tools, with some modifications. With acrylic, edge preparation is critically important so you can get a good strong bond. You will need a router and router table for proper edge preparation. IMO, your edges will not be good enough if all you have is a carbide blade and a sanding block. If you are seriously considering it, I would look up the webpage for Melev's Reef. A lot of DIY articles on there about working with acrylic.
Glass is far more forgiving for DIY, but your options are limited as you can drill and modify glass to the same degree you can with acrylic.
My strongest recommendation is do not mix the materials. If you use a glass tank, fabricate glass baffles. If you are using an acrylic tank, use acrylic baffles. There are some retail products where you can purchase acrylic baffles to install yourself in glass tanks. I imagine they are cut 1/4" short and you have to gap fill with silicone or something. Otherwise the acrylic baffles can blow out the glass walls if they are fitting tightly. Glass and acrylic expand and contract and different rates, so that detail is important.
Thank you. Was thinking of going the acrylic route, I have a dremel tool with a router attachment will that work?
That is a fantastic sump build! It sure looked very durable. I wonder what the cost comparison is going that route instead of the other materials.There are a few threads I've been watching. People are using pvc sheets. I don't know where this member got his from but here's a link https://lareefclub.com/community/threads/140-gallon-v-2-0.48003/page-2
I have seen posts in another forum that people are finding the 4x8 sheets of pvc commonly 1/2" thick for around $55 at home depot. I looked up our Alexandria store and they don't carry itThat is a fantastic sump build! It sure looked very durable. I wonder what the cost comparison is going that route instead of the other materials.