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Re: Glass dividers was Re: Tank divider
If the tempered glass (same thickness as aquarium glass) is used, it
should be siliconed on both sides of the divider on all three contact
sufaces of the tank. This should be strong enough to hold easily even if
you have only one side filled with water. In a 10 gal there should not be
enough weight behind the water (8 lbs per gal) to cause a problem. You have
the same strength as 2 regular 5 gals with a common wall (actually a bit
more, because the divider is glued on both sides, unlike the actual aquarium
glued on the inside only). Any tendency to bow is partly counteracted by
the glued contact with the three regular surfaces. You can always buy
thicker glass too, and eliminate the guesswork altogether.
----- Original Message -----
From: "William Vannerson" <William_Vannerson at ama-assn_org>
To: <killietalk at aka_org>
Sent: Wednesday, September 13, 2000 6:43 AM
Subject: Glass dividers was Re: Tank divider
> As a side note to this thread, what are the considerations for permanent
dividers made of glass for a ten gallon tank?
> What type of glass works best/worse?
> Is silicone sufficient to hold it in place?
> Will the weight of the water press out on the middle of face and back
sheets, pulling them out from the edge of the divider?
> Do you leave the top edge bare or do you cap it and with what?
> Curious minds want to know.
> Bill Vannerson
> McHenry, IL
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