What Kind Of Glass Are Your Aquariums Made Of?

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Is your aquarium glass a special kind used in jewelry shops impact resistant to axes, or tempered/laminated like a car windshield? Did it undergo any kind of strengthening/toughening or is it the normal green glass that easily breaks? Thanks!
 

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Are you planning on building an aquarium? If so I would recommend using acrylic or tempered glass.
 

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It depends on the size and of you want it drilled as to what size and type of glass or acrylic to use.
 
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Discus-Tang said:
Are you planning on building an aquarium? If so I would recommend using acrylic or tempered glass.
Yes I am planning to build an aquarium of the size that I want. However I am afraid that if tempered glass may just shatter as a whole into small pieces. The problem with acrylic is that it yellows as it gets old
 
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smee82 said:
It depends on the size and of you want it drilled as to what size and type of glass or acrylic to use.
I am actually thinking if its a good idea to use laminated glass?
 

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Its usable but im not sure how cost effective it is for home aquariums.
 
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