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Re: Glass for Tank Top -- cracking up over water
- To: Aquatic-Plants at actwin_com
- Subject: Re: Glass for Tank Top -- cracking up over water
- From: Neal De Pape <neal_depape at yahoo_com>
- Date: Wed, 4 Jun 2003 05:54:37 -0700 (PDT)
- In-reply-to: <200306041051.h54ApNi0028369@otter.actwin.com>
S. Hieber wrote:
> But I happened to find a glass shop that was very
> hesitant to sell me borosilicate glass. The guy
> running the shop kept saying, "How hot do the bulbs
> get? So why do want special glass?"
Apparently my glass shop was more willing to sell me
something I didn't need.
> Naw, I'd buy one piece of plain glass and just put
> a small piece of something under the bulb to hold
> it slightly off the glass
Just don't tell my wife I could have used the $18
glass and a chunk of something I probably could have
found for free. Actually, I don't think the bulb
touched the glass before, but I wouldn't bet money on
it. Well maybe your money, but not mine...
When I replaced the glass cover, I also adjusted the
AHSupply bulb holders to move the bulb a little higher
into the fixture, so that probably would have
prevented any future issues too.
To tell you the truth, after coming home to the 3
pieces of broken glass, 4 energized and lit power
compact bulbs and an entire diy light fixture sitting
in my aquarium, the $70 for the more heat resistant
glass seems like cheap insurance.
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