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Old 09-10-2005, 09:07 PM   #11
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sorry I dont have the glass tools that smooth the edges saved in my bookmarks..
these have been done.. heck the garf.org founder has one and you saw the pictures of it most likely.. This is how tanks are still built in europe.. Germany comes to mind...
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Old 09-10-2005, 09:18 PM   #12
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check out the last two products on this webpage...
http://www.shopsmartxpress.com/AmeriGls/MAIN.htm
that was kinda quick.. :P
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Old 09-10-2005, 09:47 PM   #13
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greenmaji,

Great information. 8) I actually know someone who does stain glass and I will ask the glass company, I bet they sand them as well. I was just thinking that exposed edges would be more fragile and subseptable to chipping/cracking.

What I am thinking about is first building a top and bottom frame with some nice trim wood to include some middle cross supports to stabilize the sides and support the bottom. I would them stain and seal the wood frames prior to assembly. I will use a router or saw to cut slots for the glass to fit into which should make assembly a lot easier as well. With this plan the bottom would be slightly elevated probably about 1/4".

I am very curious to see how much glass costs. This might be a cheaper way to obtain the 120g I have wanted and make the sales pitch tho the financial manager(wife) a lot easier . The best price I have see for a 120g tank only is about $300.
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Old 09-10-2005, 11:27 PM   #14
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Im not sure how expensive 3/8" glass is but good luck getting a good price :P
I would check more then one place to get a feel for the prices.. :P
your wood trim sounds definatly doable.. :P
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