Shattered 29G Tank

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  1. Airstreamin

    Airstreamin Astrea Snail

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    There is little to no price difference between tempered and untempered glass. Judging by the picture it was definitely tempered glass by the way it shattered.
     
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  3. Camkha1234

    Camkha1234 Great Blue Whale

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    I agree with everyone else. It was definitely tempered :-/
     
  4. Reakwonthachef

    Reakwonthachef Feather Duster

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    I have read a lot about 29 gal tanks being tempered glass. I dropped a marineland 29 gal one time onto a small rock while cleaning it (I had it sold and told the guy I would clean it for him) and just from hitting the rock it shattered like that.
     
  5. 2in10

    2in10 Super Moderator Staff Member

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    You can identify tempered glass with polarized glasses. You llok at the glass in a bright light, Lihe sun light. You will see a checker board pattern in the glass.
     
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  6. RutgersReef

    RutgersReef Bristle Worm

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    I just found another 29 gallon tank... it appears to be "Perfecto" brand - can anyone tell me whether or not this tank is made of tempered glass? Thanks in advance...
     
  7. Moxtrain

    Moxtrain Peppermint Shrimp

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    +1 one of two easy ways I know to reliably figure it out. The other is to try and cut it.
     
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  9. RutgersReef

    RutgersReef Bristle Worm

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    I used the polarized glasses+Laptop screen method on my new tank and none of the pane appear abnormal... now i just have to wait for my new drill bit.
     
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    RutgersReef Bristle Worm

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    Here is a picture of the new tank through polarized glasses with the white LCD screen in the back.

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  11. Moxtrain

    Moxtrain Peppermint Shrimp

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    Use daylight. you will want less coherent light than an lcd produces. Look for the interference pattern
     
  12. RutgersReef

    RutgersReef Bristle Worm

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    Daylight?? That means I have to wait for day!! haha. I noticed a lot of video guides recommending the use of an LCD screen.. but I'll try the sunlight when it appears. Any particular technique? Or just put the tank in a bright window and look at it with the glasses on?