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Offline kesh

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Cutting glass
« on: March 24, 2007, 08:41:12 AM »
Hi to you all hope somebody could help me
I am looking for some information on cutting 10mm float glass i am trying to make a large fish tank

please send any info you have or a link to any sites that could help

also any tips and tricks on cutting all glass

mean thanks kev

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Re: Cutting glass
« Reply #1 on: March 24, 2007, 10:17:48 AM »
http://www.bullseyeglass.com/pdfs/other_tech/improve_your_cutting.pdf

There's a link for cutting glass.  Honestly though, if it were me, I'd get a professional glazier to do it or they'd be carting me away in an ambulance!   :o

Have you worked out what size tank you can have for that thickness glass?  There must be some kind of equation for working out internal water pressure x glass thickness? 

Link to 'how to build your own tank' with further links down page giving instructions.  Seems quite useful to me:   http://saltaquarium.about.com/od/diytanksrefugiums/ss/diyaquarium.htm

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Re: Cutting glass
« Reply #2 on: March 24, 2007, 04:44:37 PM »
For a fish tank you will also need the edges ground & polished. This can only be done straight with machinery. If you are fitting in a frame then you can get away with unpolished. But to avoid the risk of breaking, it is better to getr the glass cut and polished to size.
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Re: Cutting glass
« Reply #3 on: March 24, 2007, 04:53:08 PM »
Also, if you are in the uk, i think you need toughened safety glass, if it broke i dont think you would be covered by insurance, but check it out first as i am unsure.

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