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  1. Magic Seaweed

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

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    Kewl, Thanks Warr7207

    Is the low Fe easily available?
    What about strength? Well I guess in relation to glass glass :)
     
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    Unfortuneatly not that easily available and about 3 x the cost of normal glass.
     
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    So in your opinion is it worth the spend?
    if not what are the alternatives to this..?

    Not really considering accrylic ... scratches!
     
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    O and I forgot to ask if anyone knows if it can be bent?
    I am not thinking tight radius... more like a large radius/curve...
     
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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.

    [​IMG]
     
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    contact adriaan from idol marine...he uses starfire in most of the tanks he build
     
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    Tempered glass is not normally used in tanks as it tends to shatter when broken.
     
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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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