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Re: KillieTalk Digest V2 #650
LeeH920226 at aol_com wrote:
> I wonder whether you could get scraps of auto glass from a
> window repair shop for free. You may have to learn to cut it yourself. It
> would make good bases for small tanks.
Stick with regular window glass. Auto glass is rarely flat, and is
always either "tempered" (shatters when you try to cut it) or
"shatterproof" which is a laminate of two glass around one plastic
layer. The latter is very tough for experts to cut, so shops almost
never do it. It's all factory formed to size.
Demolition contractors sometimes are willing to give away the glass when
a house or store comes down. Old plate-glass store windows are great for
larger tanks or small-tank bases.
For 5G, or less, tanks, "Plexi" is easier for most handymen to work
with. Try for scrap at your local plastics supplier. Use the solvent
acrylic cement. Silicone doesn't stick, like it does to glass.
Wright Huntley, Fremont CA, USA, 510 494-8679 huntley1 at home dot com
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