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Old 04-03-2009, 08:01 PM   #1
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Replacing aquarium bottom?

Well my LFS had a tank of theirs crack and drop 120 gallons of water on the floor. The fish are fine btw. I was wondering if you could replace the bottom? Also how think would the glass need to be?
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you can... it would be pretty expensive.. and time consuming.. it would need to be flame tempered glass. and a lot.. lot.. lot of aquarium weld. lol
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Why does it need to be tempered? Are their cheaper materials? Couldnt you use wood or similar? Could i just use a dam thick piece of regular? 1inch?
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to 1.. take the weight of the water... 2 make it a little more shatter resistant.. incase of rocks/ornaments hitting it from an avalanche... and 3.. thats what every tank made uses.. lol

of course with the exception of your acrylic tanks.
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Old 04-03-2009, 08:37 PM   #5
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But plate glass doesnt shatter. It cracks. I'll look into it. Maby i could add supports.
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if the tank is glass.. continue to use glass.. i know there is a reason people dont mix it.. maybe because of the bonding agent they use to bond the tank itself.. before they seal it with silicone.
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