Acrylic and Glass

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  1. Sentari

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    Does anyone know anything about acrylic and glass?

    As some of you might know i'm busy getting rid of the glass on my tank and thinking of replacing it with black acrylic.

    I just want to know if this would work and if acrylic will stick to glass. If so what should i use.

    another question is where would be the easiest place to get acrylic in joburg.
     
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    Dont know if you can join acrylic and glass, best to speak to Millipora at Eco Aquatics, he has worked with acrylic.
     
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    What would be better then?

    I had glass that was just at the top of the tank covering all the work in the middle at the top.

    I basically want to just cover that with something decent.
     
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    Acrylic is clearer and easier to work with but scratches too easily for my liking. Haven't seen too many acrylic tanks in SA although they are very popular in the States.
     
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    I think personally, that what I have seen, is that as soon as you build a tank which requires a VERY huge glass panel - it is definitely advised to go acrylic, as there are issues with a certain thickness of glass.

    For our small aquariums, everyone just goes glass, as it's cheaper, and easier to work with, replace and repair, than acrylic.
     
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    Sentari Thread Starter

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    Guys what i need to do it replace the glass bit...

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    Do you mean the bit with the mirror on it?
     
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    yep i'm currently removing it and want to replace it with something else
     
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    Should i rather just use glass and paint it black with acrylic paint and then stick it on?
     
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    if its just the mirror you are removing perspex or acrylic would be fine to paste on with silicone as a decorative finish..
     
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