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mbuna125

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« on: December 07, 2011, 03:03:59 AM »
Want to build my own tank. Small. And need to know where the best place to buy glass. And where to have it cut so that I get the best possible edge to build the tank.
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Re: glass
« Reply #1 on: December 07, 2011, 05:15:08 AM »
Don't know any places off hand but guessing it is more affordable to by a manufactured tank.

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Re: glass
« Reply #2 on: December 07, 2011, 08:42:33 AM »
Haven't been able to find the tank I want for sale. I want a 48inch long 20g tank.

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Re: glass
« Reply #3 on: December 07, 2011, 08:47:57 AM »
It will be 48l x 12d x 8t

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Re: glass
« Reply #4 on: December 07, 2011, 09:17:42 AM »
There is a 33g long out there, just a bit taller but they can be a pain to find... I only managed to find one in my years of searching for odd tanks.
I think I need a bigger tank.....
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Re: glass
« Reply #5 on: December 07, 2011, 12:31:09 PM »
i have seen them at fish farms but i believe they had them made custom.

the are plenty of glass places around to get your supplies from. i am not sure about the cuts on the edge. i am pretty sure a bunch of guys in the club have tried it at one time or another. me, i cut myself to much to give it a try... :o

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Re: glass
« Reply #6 on: December 07, 2011, 02:58:35 PM »
No some tank company still makes the 33g longs, they run around $80 at a lfs, mine just got one in on special order.
I think I need a bigger tank.....
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Re: glass
« Reply #7 on: December 10, 2011, 01:52:05 PM »
im trying trying to build a shellie tank so the 33 is a bit tall for what I want.

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Re: glass
« Reply #8 on: December 11, 2011, 05:22:47 PM »
When you go to get your glass. Tell the glass cutter, you are building a fish tank and ask that they bevel the edges to remove the sharp edge. Not sure if they do it for free or not.

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Re: glass
« Reply #9 on: December 18, 2011, 08:18:01 PM »
they just use some sand paper on the edges.

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Re: glass
« Reply #10 on: December 19, 2011, 07:42:29 PM »
they just use some sand paper on the edges.

They don't use sand paper. They use a glass grinder.

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Re: glass
« Reply #11 on: December 19, 2011, 09:19:33 PM »
I just had 5 panels done and they were all finished on a grinder. They charged me a fee for each edge that was finished.
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