tempered glass

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  1. RUAN

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    hey guys

    i want to drill the bottom of my tank but how do i know if the bottom glass is temperd
     
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    RUAN

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    It Is A Aqhah2o AND IT LOOKS LIKE THIS ONE:)
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    I have the same tank and drilled it a couple of weeks ago, no problem, but I drilled a side pane, not the bottom
     
  6. Renier

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    You cannot dril tempered glass it will shatter,Rather drill the back panel or side thats if its not tempered.my 2c
     
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    Is your glass 10mm or not if is not take it back it will pop
     
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    Looks like it is one piece of glass used for the sides and front, so if front is tempered then sides are.

    My2c.
     
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    The back definitely ain't. I drilled it no problem.
     
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    Am I missing something here, is it back or side ?
     
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    Back-side :)
    Front and sides are one piece curved corners.
     
  12. Ross

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    Arn't the font / sides in this kind of tank acrylic?

    I would just drill the back pane ..........
     
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    I have no idea, I have ask on the forum, how I could tell - glass/arylic, but no one seems to know ?
     
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    Scratch it, doesn't acrylic scratch very easy.
     
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    its glass....
     
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    Must be then, cause I cane that front pane with my mag. cleaner, sure I would have got loads of scratches by now.
     
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    That curved bit is definitely glass. Ok I know for a fact that it's glass but one way to tell I believe is on the photo to the right where it curves you can see how the curve distorts the view, acrylic doesn't do that.
     
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    i have one... TRUST ME... its glass
     
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    Hi! Guys!

    Yip! agree With Henk! It's Glass!
    See many of them Around, and bad news
    Know of about 4 of them that cracked
    on the front coners! Seen it with my own
    Eyes! It's Glass!!!!
     
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    areny you thinking of the BIG 2m ones? they crack
     
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    Yip! Thats them! I'm talking about!
     

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