Glass Issues

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  1. mookz

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    Hi Guys
    I need some advise, I have a tank made from 12mm glass, the edges are not polished, should it have been polished, how much extra does it usually cost?

    I would imagine that 12 mm glass would be polished as a standard?

    Please could anyone with experience in making tanks give me some input, I am getting a little desperate, my tank build is such a nightmare :(
     
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  3. dallasg

    dallasg Moderator MASA Contributor

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    hi,

    the polishing is to stop you cutting your self on the egdes, it should be polished, but its something u can do yourself for very cheap cost.
    get your self some water sand paper, and wet it and run it over the edges and this should take the edge away, no pun intended
     
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    lol thx.
    Do you know how much extra it usually costs to have the glass polished or do they usually include it in the cost?
     
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    Nothing comes as standard, if you dont ask for it you dont get it.
    Yes it is good practice for someone building a tank to have it polished, it is also much saver to work with the glass.
    If the tank is allready build and the edges are sharp at the top where you have to put your arms/hands in the tank then you can use so called 'water paper' to sand it, use a very fine grade, wet it and work that sharp edge down, dont do it if the tank is allready filled and stocked - you dont want to risk the dust in your water.
    Be very carefull when sanding, the sharp edge can/will cut the sanding paper, use a sanding block to protect yourself.
     
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    ok, i typed while you posted and didnt see it....
     
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    about R12 per meter
     
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    Thank you guys you all rock.

    I contacted 3 different glass suppliers, sent them my spec and asked if how much extra it costs to have it polished, they all replied that they do it standard as 12mm is prone to chipping/cracking if unpolished, they also gave me really good pricing......damn should have build the tank myself!!

    Oh well we live we learn.
     
    Last edited: 8 Dec 2010
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