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Re: [APD] tempered glass
Glasscages.com uses plate glass for their tanks, not tempered, which is
why the glass is thicker.
You also have the choice of low iron glass, costs mo' money....
>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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