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Can Glass Be Poisiness?

Discussion in 'Home Cinema Building DIY' started by Rusty9, Nov 29, 2004.

  1. Rusty9

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    Hi all

    Are there any types of glass that can poisin fish? I know it sounds like a dumb question, but I can get glass panneling at a good price from Here.

    I am just a bit worried about going through a huge mission, only to find out it was for nothing. I know this is probley the wrong place to ask this type of question but nobody can help me.

    Thanks
    Rusty
     
  2. gaz

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    not as far as i know
    and iv'e kept fish for 22 years, there will be a fish forum out there somewhere im sure
     
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    Try www.fishforums.net almost as good as AVForums!

    Glass itself probably not toxic (I doubt you'd make a tank out of Lead Crystal anyway), but you'd have to check carefully to make sure it's got no coatings etc.

    Fishforums will probably have tons of postings for aquarium glass suppliers. Your local glazier can probably also give advice.
     
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    Perhaps a more thorough analysis is required here and the question should be broadened to consider the wider manufacturing process and any post glass production application e.g. a lacker being applied to the glass for certain purposes or a surface laminate and whether these are dangerous to fish. I won't question Docta_Teef as I'm not a scientist but I would ask yourself whether the glass you buy and where it is bought from has been 'tampered' with in this way. There may be anti-fish terrorists abound who have infliltrated the glass industry!
     
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    The main thing to bear in mind when building a fish tank is pressure. Normal window glass is not suitable. The best tanks are made of Pilkington float glass (do a search :) ), which is perfectly true, this to my knowledge is essential to withstand the huge pressure exerted by the water. As far as I remember the manufature of this glass is pretty special. You could possibly get away with normal glass in a small tank but with a big tank it would be suicide in my opinion.
     
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    They always had HUGE fishtank type things in James Bond movies... get yourself down to Pinewood Studios and see if you can pick up one as salvage and go for that real 70's Bond Villan look ;)
     
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    Hay all.

    You know, I am very new here and I started this thread with a rather serious (at least I thought up until 2 minutes ago) question. But I am peeing myself laughing :laugh: at your replies!!!! I Love It!!! you people really know how to make sum1 feel at home. Laughter is not sumthing I am doing very much afta I had to dump my ex, so THANK YOU ALL VERY MUCH!!!

    Docta Teef, you must definatly b a rocket scientist!!! "Glass in the face is never good" :D

    And digisocialist, I would neva hav though it "There may be anti-fish terrorists abound who have infliltrated the glass industry!" but I shall definatly check with the CIA... :rotfl:

    Oh yes, Gaz, they told me at one of those fishy forums to post my thread at a DIY forum... :confused:


    Thanks People, You have just made my day!!!

    Regards
    Rusty
     
  11. Docta teef

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    Still stand by what i said re toxicity depending on ehat size you want the strenght is more of a factor.
     
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    what kinda fish you wanting to keep in there any m8
     
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    I am not to sure of that yet... If I go marine, its a lot of maintenace compared to tropical. I am probibly looking at maybe eels that I can feed gold fish to... (evil :) ) Otherwise, I will probibly go for Oscors cause they get nice and big. I wont go anything under 10mil glass.
     
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    if you want a marine look tank but don't want the up keep take a look at malawi chiclids, use plenty of coral sand in the tank and lots of tufa rock and you won't have any problems buffering the water up to a ph of about 9 they are colourfull and have fantastic Characteristics
    are you planning on having this in a home cinema room?
     
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    Well ok, I went to that link and I think I am now very very scared... How can any one person pay so much for a single fish..? WOW

    Malawi Chiclids are very nice and they do come in a viriaty of different colours however, they all have the same basic structure and you cant really put plants in the tank though...

    Thanks
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    Ordinary Float glass is not covered with anything - just wash before use to shift dust and glass dust.

    You will want to get it arrissed and toughened - I reckon 6mm should do but 8, 10, 12 and 15mm are all available.

    Pilks K has an evaporated metal coating, various soft coats (eg IPlus) are chemical treated and also Activ is surface treated.

    So stick with Clear
     

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