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Re: [APD] tempered glass

I can't believe that!
 tempered glass is basically safety glass like your windshield. which 
bursts into a thousand little pieces everytime. where as plate glass may 
only crack and the pieces will be large enough that the silicone still 
holds them in place quite well.  so it's choosing between a floor of 
water every time and a possibly salvagable situation. it's also my 
understanding that tempered glass may be weakened and seem fine only to 
shatter seemingly for no reason at a later time. I suppose if the major 
dealers use it then we have no choice, but i find that a disturbing trend.

Sandra Derrick wrote:

>Perfecto brand are all tempered and I believe
>Petsmarts "topfin" brand are re-labled perfecto. Most
>aquarium sizes above 30 gallons will have a tempered
>bottom, and generally special shaped glass aquariums
>(hex, bowfront, corner, Xhigh ect...) are tempered on
>all sizes. Anyone interested in AGA particularly can
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