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Re: Tampered Grass Tunk

In a message dated 4/18/00 4:09:14 PM Eastern Daylight Time, 
Aquatic-Plants-Owner at actwin_com writes:

> > This pre-stressing makes tempered glass extra sensitive to scratches. It
>  > takes very little to make the whole window disintegrate. Since gravel
>  > scratches are common in aquaria, I, personally, would not trust (or even
>  > use) a tank that had any tempered glass in it. YMMV.

Ivo asked:

>  How come we never hear about such occurences ? I'm not arguing against the
>  sensitivity to scratches, but several of the most popular mid size tanks 
>  nowadays are made with a tempered glass bottom pane as standard. With so 
>  many marine aquariums around with their scratchy sands and coral, we 
>  be hearing about catastrophic tank blowouts, not just leaks, shouldn't we ?

My guess would be that the "weak spot" of tempered glass would be around the 
edges and when covered by the plastic trim, only the pane is exposed, which 
should be much lessvulnerable.