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Old 04-22-2004, 12:24 AM   #11
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Thanks for the link jackdp ... now I'm definitely going to have to get a tank with Starphire. That tank was awesome! Anyone know where to get one?
I belive you would have to get one custom made. I'd check with glasscages.com to see if they can make a starphire tank, there prices seem very reasonable.
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Old 04-22-2004, 09:16 PM   #12
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Does the glass from standard glass tanks take on a greener hue over time? That is, does the clarity degrade? If so, I'll definitely go starphire.

And while we're on the subject of glass, are leaks a major concern long term, even if the tank is perfectly leveled?

All of this info should help me to decide between glass and acrylic.
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I have a VERY old tank (it's older than I am, and I'm older than dirt...) It's only a 55 gallon but the glass is about 1/2" thick. The glass doesn't get any "Greener" but with any glass, over many years (and I mean many) you may notice some rippling as the glass sags. As far as leaks, as long as the sealant stays wet you shouldn't have any issues due to age. If the tank dries for a long period of time (say during storage) the sealent may dry out some and cause a leak. The tank i refered to above is over 40 years old and I re-sealed it about 12 years ago (my GAWD i'm old...) but only because it had been used dry (on its side to hold rabbits) for a number of years. I haven't had any leaks since.
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