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post #4 of (permalink) Old 12-29-2012, 12:10 PM
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I'd suggest dumpster diving for old aquariums. Dis-assemple them and recycle the glass. This will give you free glass to learn on. Unlike wood you can not "trim" small cuts from glass. At 3/8" thick you need to be making at least 2" cuts.

Buy a good quality glass cutter, leather gloves, eye protection and lots of sand paper & emery cloth. Wear eye protection, Glass shards are an excellent way to destroy your eyes.

Don't buy glass until you've made a few tanks. Professionally cut & polished edge glass will cost as much or more than a pre made tank.
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