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rozdaboff 01-23-2013 01:48 AM

Getting glass cut in the city?
 
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Does anyone have a place they use for getting glass cut? It turns out that the Microdevario love jumping :icon_frow I have lost a couple already - and want to prevent any future losses.

I have a contact out to a place in Yonkers - but looking for other options. It is going to be a little more complicated then just a rectangle - as there have to be notches for the Lily pipes and the part of my driftwood that extends out of the tank.

furnfins 01-23-2013 04:40 PM

Is there a Lowes near you? I know there's one in Brooklyn that has a person who cuts glass in eighter once a week or 2 days, on Ave.U. At least they did. What about any glazier/glass window installers?

gordonrichards 01-23-2013 04:42 PM

Might I suggest plexi instead of glass?
Easier to cut yourself, only need a saw or multiple scores with a knife.

-Gordon

rozdaboff 01-23-2013 05:09 PM

Won't the plexi warp, Gordon? That was the problem I always had with it for amphibian tanks. It might serve as a good interim solution though.

Jellie - there are a couple of Lowe's on the other side of the river in NJ and NY - but nothing super close. I am waiting to hear back from a glass and mirror place in Yonkers.

rozdaboff 01-23-2013 05:10 PM

If anyone knows of anyone working with acrylic - that would also work.

szenic 01-23-2013 10:36 PM

World class aquarium in Brooklyn will cut glass whatever specs you want, but you should call to make sure. They cut something for me before for $20.

rozdaboff 01-23-2013 11:12 PM

Thanks so much szenic. That was exactly the info I was looking for.

jingleberry 01-25-2013 12:07 AM

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Originally Posted by szenic (Post 2330210)
World class aquarium in Brooklyn will cut glass whatever specs you want, but you should call to make sure. They cut something for me before for $20.

Do they bevel glass edges too?

szenic 01-25-2013 02:00 AM

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Originally Posted by jingleberry (Post 2341114)
Do they bevel glass edges too?

They did for the piece I got cut, but like I said just call to make sure; and also to see what time the guy who does it is going to be there :)


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