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Re: [Killietalk] tank lids help.
A ceramic tile cutter (about $20) makes a nice straight cutter for glass,
especially plate glass. Gives easy straight edges, seldom fails to make a
good cut., and acts as a nice square. You can trim 1/2 inch from the edge
of 3/8 plate with it. Tough to do that by hand.
I sand edges using a belt sander (nice Ryobi tool, lays upside down).
Quick, easy and can round corners well tool. I hate the fact that most
tank manufacturers make the inside lip either too small or different sizes
so it is best to oversize the lid to lay on top rather than try to fit the
recess. You can cut one edge or end of the glass about 2 inches short for a
second piece to the lid and make a hinge using aquarium silicon and a tab
for easy feeding access. Using a standard Red Devil glass cutter you can
easily make gentle curves to match a bow front if wanted. A curved notch
filled with a piece of fiberglass window screen or white plastic mesh used
for projects can be used for needed openings and that does not require a
diamond cutter for holes.
----- Original Message -----
From: <LeeH920226 at aol_com>
To: <killietalk at aka_org>
Sent: Saturday, August 16, 2008 1:25 PM
Subject: Re: [Killietalk] tank lids help.
In a message dated 8/16/08 1:17:55 PM, BigJohnW at webtv_net writes:
> just curious why you all dont just use glass cut to size. I
Plus, as far as I know, glass is not toxic (no bisphenol A or phthalates),
doesn't sag in my lifetime, scratches only with long term abuse, but not
plastic, is heavier and unlikely to be knocked off by a jumping gularis, but
requires a glass cutting tool to cut or a diamond drill to make a hole.
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