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Old 02-21-2012, 12:49 PM   #31
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Ok I will, I'm waiting on a reply from my lfs about the glass sheets. Do any of you guys know where i can get a built in corner overwlow?
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Old 02-22-2012, 11:55 AM   #32
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Ok, I still haven't gotten a reply from my lfs. Does anyone know of an online dealer for glass sheets?
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Old 02-22-2012, 12:12 PM   #33
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Ok, I still haven't gotten a reply from my lfs. Does anyone know of an online dealer for glass sheets?
If you are looking for Glass, look up Glass Manufacturers Wholesale/retail in the yellow pages in your area.
If you are looking for Plexi, look in the YP for Plexiglass Wholesale/ retail. Plexi comes in 4' x 8' sheets which you may need to buy to make the cost economical. You might even be able to get them to cut the sheets to your specific dimensions (for a fee.) You'll want to keep any scrap pieces to make braces and patches, etc. You would also get their recommended Plexi Glue there as well.

FYI: The LFS is not the place to ask this kind of question.

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Old 02-22-2012, 12:18 PM   #34
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Thanks Andy, I have no idea why i didn't think of yellow pages! Do you know where to get a corner overflow?
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Old 02-22-2012, 12:34 PM   #35
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Thanks Andy, I have no idea why i didn't think of yellow pages! Do you know where to get a corner overflow?
What can I say, I go "Old School" almost every time. Just let my fingers do the walking.....
If you're going Plexi, Make it yourself. They are easy to do. (BTW, another great thing to use your scrap pieces for. )

You can even pick up a plexi heater strip at places like Home Depot or Lowes or the manufacturers and bend your plexi instead of making so many seams. I've used mine to make all kinds of pre-filter boxes, filter boxes and sumps.

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What can I say, I go "Old School" almost every time. Just let my fingers do the walking.....
If you're going Plexi, Make it yourself. They are easy to do. (BTW, another great thing to use your scrap pieces for. )

You can even pick up a plexi heater strip at places like Home Depot or Lowes or the manufacturers and bend your plexi instead of making so many seams. I've used mine to make all kinds of pre-filter boxes, filter boxes and sumps.

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This plexi heater how thick of plexi can it bend?
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Old 02-22-2012, 07:16 PM   #37
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This plexi heater how thick of plexi can it bend?
I've just been using mine on 1/4" but you'd have to ask the plexi guy or read the package as to how thick it can handle. Mine is just a heating strip and I've had it so long that I can't even remember what the package it came in looked like.
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After looking closer at the pictures.. that is an acrylic tank
No its starphire glass
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Hey everyone! So, I found out that i'm going to be relocating to louisiana soon, so i won't be able to build my tank for a while. But i will keep you updated, and you can be sure this build will happen, but not right now. I'll hopefullly get the build going late summer/early fall!
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Hey Guys! I'm planning on making the tank out of starfire glass. What thickness should it be for a tank of 75g, 48"x24"x12"?
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