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Old 09-17-2011, 02:41 PM   #1
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How to make easy recycled auarium

Hi I wanted to get a new aquarium and I thought it might be cool to make my own. Anyone know how?

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Old 09-17-2011, 05:03 PM   #2
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Lots of people have built tanks, myself included. If you can get some free glass, even better, because you can't build a tank cheaper than buying one if you have to buy new glass. Old windows can be a free source of glass. You can learn to cut it and silicone is cheap.
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Old 03-19-2012, 07:03 PM   #3
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Old 03-19-2012, 07:18 PM   #4
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Keep in mind that most commercial windows door glass are tempered, laminated or tinted.
Google for glass thickness calculator before you make a tank.
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Also if you get glass that is tempered. You CANT cut it! It will shatter into thousands of pieces if you try. Found this out when I worked in a hardware store and a customer brought in their own glass for me to cut. I didn't know it was tempered and it didn't end well
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Also if you get glass that is tempered. You CANT cut it! It will shatter into thousands of pieces if you try. Found this out when I worked in a hardware store and a customer brought in their own glass for me to cut. I didn't know it was tempered and it didn't end well
oh man, I've seen that happen...not pretty.

I was in a Glass wholesaler waiting for some plexiglass to be cut for my Bosses store case (I was a Kid in High school then) and the new guy there grabbed the wrong glass for another guy's order to cut...not good.
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oh man, I've seen that happen...not pretty.

I was in a Glass wholesaler waiting for some plexiglass to be cut for my Bosses store case (I was a Kid in High school then) and the new guy there grabbed the wrong glass for another guy's order to cut...not good.
Yeah it's a lot of fun to clean up. It pretty much explodes. At least the customer was cool about it. She said " what happened" I said it was tempered glass and it can't be cut and she actually apologized to me.
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