View Full Version : acrylic curing time
02-27-2008, 02:03 PM
I've finished my acrylic sump project but now how long should I wait before I fill it with water?
02-28-2008, 09:11 PM
What does the bonding medium list for a complete cure time? That is what I would be looking at.
03-07-2008, 08:46 AM
Do you have any pics of the finished product?
03-07-2008, 01:00 PM
oh yeah. I did finish and just got it hooked up and running. I'm kinda proud of it as it is the first time working with acrylic!
03-07-2008, 01:03 PM
The thing is 40"X16X16. The refugium is in the middle and overflows into a LR section and then to the return area. Kinda hard to tell what is going on from the pics!
03-07-2008, 01:19 PM
03-07-2008, 01:26 PM
Awesome. Great job. It looks like the fuge sits on top of the LR and bubble trap areas. Is that true? You did a really good job here. How hard was it to put it all together?
03-07-2008, 01:51 PM
no.. here is a quick diagram I made. Something like this:
03-07-2008, 01:54 PM
Really not that hard. Just a lot of time. The pieces were cut pretty close by the plastic shop. Basically, all I had to do was route each side to make them smooth for gluing, then glue a piece and wait. glue another piece and wait.....took about a week.
03-07-2008, 02:09 PM
Maybe a bonehead question but do you have to remove the fuge to get to the bubble trap or LR sections?
03-07-2008, 04:45 PM
nope. Here is a link to almost identical design. This will make it perfectly clear! He has great pictures and descriptions!
03-07-2008, 11:52 PM
Perfect. I now understand. Good work and nice looking sump.
03-23-2008, 09:00 AM
Wow! excellent Job. I might have to post my sump I build.
03-23-2008, 09:24 AM
Thaks guys! Yeah, post some pics I'd love to see them!
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