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Old 09-25-2014, 07:30 PM   #1
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Question Order glass sheets?

Where would I go about ordering glass to make a tank? I'm trying to see if it's more cost effective to make my own tank or to buy one for my oscar. I'm not really seeing any places that offer regular glass in 1/2" thickness, most only offer ceramic or tempered and I read not to use tempered in a tank.
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Old 09-25-2014, 07:52 PM   #2
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I would say use Google to find a local glass shop and go from there about ordering or just playing dumb asking questions. As far as tempered or not, the only issue is that you can't drill tempered. On the other hand, if you use plate glass, the risk is that it will break into large jagged pieces and trying to pick it up when it does is more risky. I believe the "clear" glass you're looking for prices on is "starfire" which contains either less or no iron. Glass with a high iron content has a green tint. hth.




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Old 09-25-2014, 08:18 PM   #3
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I emailed the local shop for a quote. They deliver to you and don't have a storefront


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I'm sorry but I neglected to include earlier, IMO I don't think it's any cheaper to DIY. Buy the glass, the frame, the silicone, and the time involved, I just don't see the math adding up. I'm across L.I. Sound from you and think prices for sheet glass may be pretty close.


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Old 09-25-2014, 10:00 PM   #5
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Hi! You in ct? I'll hunt around then for a tank in the dimensions I need


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Sure am neighbor, lol. Just jump the P.J. Ferry and it'll drop ya about a mile from my place.

What size/dimensions are you looking for ? I always see a bunch on your side that I've often thought about doing a day trip that way on the ferry but with work I just don't have the time.


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Old 09-25-2014, 10:29 PM   #7
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I have Audrey the Oscar in the 10 gallon qt by my headboard right now and I'm hoping to get a tank that will fit in this spot. She's getting to be a ham and I like seeing her mug each morning.

The space can accommodate 42 long by 20 width.


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Old 09-25-2014, 10:37 PM   #8
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I was looking at this one

http://m.petsmart.com/h5/hub?id=fish..._id%3D36-16714


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Oh that's a tight fit. If you could squeeze 6 more inches somewhere you'd be able to do a great setup with a 75. Most would say at least 70 (http://aquarium-fish.liveaquaria.com/search?w=Oscar) but the closest to your space size would be a 65 which could work out. Marineland makes a 36"x18"x24" (LxWxH) and AGA makes one very similar and call it the same size. I don't understand exactly how that can be though. Here's the link I followed. http://www.aquariumdimensions.com/

New will be somewhat costly so Craigslist may be your best bet.


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Old 09-25-2014, 11:15 PM   #10
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Maybe this size?

http://www.customaquariums.com/p-10-...48l-x-18d.aspx



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