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    Advice for new aquarists

    Don't lift weights near your tank.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JWkZ-eMSHB8

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    wow.. too funny.. like those guys on youtube trying to cut tempered glass....priceless.
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qvRgklsm6so

    moving.. so temporarily out of SW :b8:
    planning next tank, possibly 60x30x20 on 2x plasma.
    updated: 2011/05/30

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    lol to funny, skinny little guy filming himself :b7:

    it's easy enough to check for tempered glass, i thought it was a demonstration of what happens :b13:
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    How do you tell if it's tempered?
    Resistance is futile, you will be assimilated!

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    Usually the manufacturer puts a skicker indicating about it on the panes in question. You can also use polarized glasses. You should see patterns in the glass just like on building or in car windshields. if no patterns, its most likely just regular glass, if you are still unsure, check with the manufacturer.
    from my drilling experience.. i've noticed quite a few bottom of tanks are now tempered.

    moving.. so temporarily out of SW :b8:
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    i've never understood why they temper the bottoms of tanks, is it because of tempered glass' stength across its wider surface? or is it a safety measure as it is in vehicles?
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    I believe you can get away with using thinner glass when it its tempered. This reduces weight.

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    tempered glass is used for it's strength. :b16:
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    Luckily it seems like a 10g F/W tank.
    Can you Imagen a 50g+ SW pouring all its contents!!!:b5:

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    still the kid yells for his mother, i would have cried for a few minutes even if it was only 10gal. if it were my salt water i would probably get out of the hobby right then and there.
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