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Old 08-01-2012, 01:57 AM   #1
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Glass cutting

Bought a 60 gal marineland heartland aquarium from petsmart it says tempered glass on the bottom does anyone kno if the sides are tempered also. I want to cut a hole for my over flow instead of using a hob
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Old 08-01-2012, 08:12 AM   #2
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if it says t.glass the whole thing should be
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Old 08-01-2012, 08:18 AM   #3
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Normally only the bottom is tempered
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Old 08-01-2012, 10:10 AM   #4
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ive heard that tempered glass will not scratch as easy as normal glass would.
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I'd contact the manufacturer. I emailed Aqueon about my 55 gal. They said if I bought the tank alone, only the bottom is tempered, but if it was sold as a kit, it might have tempered side panels.

You could try looking at it with polarized sunglasses.
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Old 08-01-2012, 03:21 PM   #6
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What do the sun glasses do?
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What do the sun glasses do?
Tempered glass will look spotty through polarized glasses.
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Normally sides are not tempered in smaller tanks. Larger tanks (6'+)need to protect against bowing out so they temper the sides.
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Old 12-13-2012, 03:33 AM   #9
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Did you ever figure out if your tank was tempered or not??? I have the same tank and would love to drill mine... But I'm afraid too... :/
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Old 12-15-2012, 11:58 AM   #10
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I did only tempered on the bottom mine drilled fine here's a pic with the overflow on the upper left corner.

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