Internal filter/ filter section in tank

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    Anyone have links on using perspex instead of glass as an internal filter section? Would I use silicone attach the build?
     
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    I have a perspex built in filter. Will post pics later
     
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    perspex to perspex acetone ...

    Something like this

     
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    Here is what I made:

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    @Blade Wow that looks sweet, how much did the setup cost you for the perspex etc...
     
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    Looks awesome, thinking of putting mine in the back panel, as I don't want to compromise on length.
     
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    Yes that can definitely work and you dont even have to use the whole back panel....
     
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    If I can remember was like R200 for all the Perspex and R80 for Magma Bond glue. I have not had a days problem with this setup and water is perfect clear. Nice part is each chamber has a media in it, so you do not disturb all your media when you want to replace a certain one.

    This is on my 4ft tank with a 2000L/H return pump, width of filter is 150mm so my lenght is not compromised that much. Doing a filter along the back lenght would more than likely have to made from glass depending on tank size as I have seen guys try copy my idea and after a while the perspex starts to warp and look unsighty.
     
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    yeah the side is easier my 6 foot tropheus tank also has the internal side sump works like a bomb.....
     
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    By the looks of your pictures, it looks like thick perspex, maybe using thinner perspex is the reason for warping. Going to see whats available, and then start building. Was thinking of maybe only doing corner, but will post on this thread, once I start building
     
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    I use 5mm as a standard for all my builds. 3mm wraps so easy even just as a cover as tank temp effects the perspex
     
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    Just what I needed to see :)
     

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