Shattered 29G Tank

Discussion in 'ASAP' started by RutgersReef, Jan 28, 2013.

to remove this notice and enjoy 3reef content with less ads. 3reef membership is free.

  1. N00ZE

    N00ZE Eyelash Blennie

    Joined:
    May 24, 2012
    Messages:
    1,258
    Location:
    Gulf Of Mexico
    I know its tempered glass for a fact.

    I've drilled many glass tanks.

    Before you started to drill, did you take and precautions to making sure the glass you were drilling was not tempered glass?

    If not its a n00b mistake.
     
    1 person likes this.
  2. Click Here!

  3. FatBastad

    FatBastad Zoanthid

    Joined:
    Feb 28, 2012
    Messages:
    1,133
    Location:
    MA
    I'd be surprised if a regular 29 is tempered.
    I'll let you know in a few weeks when I drill mine haha
     
  4. link248

    link248 Ritteri Anemone

    Joined:
    Nov 20, 2010
    Messages:
    601
    Location:
    North Myrtle Beach, S.C.
    Like I said. The 20g I tore down was tempered. How do you tell if glass is tempered
     
  5. FatBastad

    FatBastad Zoanthid

    Joined:
    Feb 28, 2012
    Messages:
    1,133
    Location:
    MA
    I've read you can use a laptop with a bright white background and a pair of polarized sunglasses.
    Put the laptop behind the glass and look thru the tank from the front wearing the glasses and you'll see an obvious shift in the brightness of the laptop screen if the glass is tempered.
     
  6. FatBastad

    FatBastad Zoanthid

    Joined:
    Feb 28, 2012
    Messages:
    1,133
    Location:
    MA
    I'm pretty sure I've read the 20's and 29's are not tempered tho...
     
  7. DavidinGA

    DavidinGA Fire Worm

    Joined:
    Nov 9, 2012
    Messages:
    159
    That really looks like tempered glass to me; strange that it would be though...
     
  8. Click Here!

  9. Toallhisdoom

    Toallhisdoom Dragon Wrasse

    Joined:
    Jan 11, 2012
    Messages:
    2,196
    Tempered glass 100%.

    When tempered breaks it forms small little chunks, when non tempered glass breaks it forms jagged sharp sharps.

    So this is deff tempered.
     
    1 person likes this.
  10. BrianJ

    BrianJ Peppermint Shrimp

    Joined:
    Sep 20, 2009
    Messages:
    424
    Location:
    Sugar Land, Tx
    100% tempered. I learned the hard way too, ALWAYS contact the manafacture of your aquarium before drilling to see if its tempered. :-/
     
  11. RutgersReef

    RutgersReef Bristle Worm

    Joined:
    Jan 28, 2013
    Messages:
    148
    Location:
    New Jersey
    Yes, i'll admit it was a noob mistake; it was not an expensive tank so I assumed it was standard glass.

     
  12. RutgersReef

    RutgersReef Bristle Worm

    Joined:
    Jan 28, 2013
    Messages:
    148
    Location:
    New Jersey
    Thank you everyone for the quick responses! To be safe, I have ordered a 35mm diamond hole saw bit from BRS that has a solid edge rather than teeth like mine. Good thing too, mine was $35 and the one on BRS is only 10. Thanks again!
     
    1 person likes this.