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Old 02-26-2011, 06:00 PM   #1
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Hey everybody i was wondering if anyone knows where there is a good online place to buy aquarium glass to build your own tank. I figure it would be much cheaper to figure out how to build your own big tank than buy one, and by big i mean 150 gallons. It would be nice to if they could cut the sheets for you as well, because i really don't want to have to do that in case i break the glass or it's not straight. I am in really no position to do this right know but i wanted to get ideas for when i decide to do this. I have found one site that sells glass, but i wanted other choices. Thanks
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Old 02-26-2011, 07:17 PM   #2
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Do you have a local shop for this? Shipping glass is usually pretty expensive due to it's weight and fragile nature.
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Hey do you think menards carries acrylic thick enough for a fish tank?
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acrylic would be different. It would still be expensive to ship because of its size, but its not nearly as fragile. I'm sure lowes or home depot would be able to order some, or maybe a little local hardware store?
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Alright thanks guys
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I know there a local glazing company near to me that cuts glass to size in many different thicknesses including toughend glass that wud b ideal for a fish tank, maybe there's some where similar close to you???
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Ya maybe there is a place not to far away i wouldn't want to travel more then 80 miles to get it. I cant really do this though until I have more space unfortunately, so i will have a lot of time to look around. It just seems like it would be really fun.
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It sounds like a great idea if I had more time n space I wud probably hav a go myself, good luck with it anyway I hope it goes well for you
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Do NOT get tempered glass for a fish tank. If you ever want to drill the tank, you're going to have to replace the whole bottom panel. If you ever chip the glass, expect and explosion of water and glass.
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I would be very surprised if you can buy glass to build a tank for less money than a prebuilt store bought. A used tank would be even cheaper. If you could cheaply get salvage glass it might be worthwhile. I have built a few tanks, but the glass was free.
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