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So, I have been seeing alot of builds on the forum.

Quick question,
What is the type of glass used for tank building?

Tempered?
I have seen remarks of Low Fe (Iron) glass?

Whats the deal here?
 
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Warr7207

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Starfire is the deal (Low Fe), better viewing and great for cameras :)
 

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Unfortuneatly not that easily available and about 3 x the cost of normal glass.
 

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Here is a picture to show the difference between starfire and normal glass, it doesn't have that green tint to it, but is very expensive, if you can afford it try to have your front glass made out of starfire and then the rest of the tank made out of normal glass.

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contact adriaan from idol marine...he uses starfire in most of the tanks he build
 

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So, I have been seeing alot of builds on the forum.

Quick question,
What is the type of glass used for tank building?

Tempered?
I have seen remarks of Low Fe (Iron) glass?

Whats the deal here?
Tempered glass is not normally used in tanks as it tends to shatter when broken.
 

Magic Seaweed

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Thanks Guys.
So starfire is the way to go 4sure then....... I will contact the company in CTN that does glas bending to find out if it can be bent/curved.
Well as soon as I get home anyway on 18th December.
 

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