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    Posted: July 29 2009 at 7:38pm
I would like to know where you can get the black plastic to build some overflow boxes any one know were I can find it thanks
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Delvies in south slc. email them your cut list, pay by CC and pickup, couldnt be easier.

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delviesplastics.com
they will also ship the plastic to your door if you want to pay for the shipping instead of picking it up in person.
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Regional Supply in SLC has it to and will deliver incase delvies doesn't have it.
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I like to use Black ABS plastic over Acrylic for overflows, it is less brittle.  1/4" Black ABS runs about $58 a sheet for a 96 x 48" sheet at Laird Plastics.
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I stopped buy delvies and they are only open form 9 - 2 for retail sales not good for me where is Regional and how late are they open 
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Any one have some two pieces 24x6 and 2 pieces 24x4
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If you want to make your overflows out of Black ABS plastic, I have everything you need at my home in Eagle Mountain.  I even have the router jig for the overflows.




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Those jigs are SWEET.

Just curious, how do (or can you even) burnish the edges inside those combs so you don't slice your fingers when pulling out the algae...not that this has ever happened to me... Embarrassed
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rdbrown that would be great where in eagle mountain are you I am in city center 
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I guess I don't know how you could cut your fingers on the ABS plastic when cleaning it out, it isn't sharp.  I will post a photo later showing the finished comb on the overflows.
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Well I cut mine on the acrylic comb in my sump as I was pulling off hunks of hair algae and loose macro. I noticed afterward that the edges if the sump had been burnished in some fashion but the comb had not. The routed edges of the comb were razor sharp.
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You can use a deburring tool like the one below, or run a torch flame over it.  I don't like using acrylic for baffles / combs / overflows because of the brittleness of acrylic.  They are to easily bumped and teeth broken.  It is also easy to break the teeth just cutting out the teeth.  The ABS isn't brittle, has some flexibility to it, isn't sharp like the acrylic.



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I use acrylic just for my overflow strainers just because it's cheap and easy but I make my cuts a little smaller than that pic and I make them not so close together so that they don't break so easily and if you torch the teeth it makes the edges not so sharp.
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ABS is about 1/2 the cost of acrylic.  That is another reason I use it.  I also like that it has a texture on one side.








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Those look like some nice tanks there, got anymore picsBig smile
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I have a lot of pictures of tanks I have built.  Anything in particular you are looking for?











This one I just made the lid.


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Beautiful work!
 
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