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Old 07-14-2004, 03:55 PM   #1
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Black Silicone Edges, Glass Aquariums ... Anyone?


Just curious if any of you have this type of aquarium? Have any pictures?
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Old 07-14-2004, 06:20 PM   #2
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My Oceanic 30 gallon has black silicone joints, I'll post a picture later for you, but I don't think it looks bad at all, it really just seems to frame the view
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I have black joints on my 90gallon, it looks cleaner than white IMO.
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I personally like the look of the black silicone tanks and wish that companies would use it in more models (not all tank sizes are available with BS.) If I get a contract that I'm working on then I'm going to see if All-Glass will do a custom order for a 50g breeder tank with BS. I thin it just frames the view better, making it look like a photo of a beautiful underwater scene.
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I think especially when the room is darkened it really sets it off, you don't have those wierd glowing edges, just a sharp crisp line so your attention is focused on the scene and not the tank itself.
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Those pure methylene blue and malachite green medications also permanently stain the clear silicone. So that's another plus for the black one.
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Its called Eurobracing, I think. Check out Daimond edged tanks. That is where no silicone can be seen on the joints. Amanos Cube Gardens are constructed this way.
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Euro bracing is an approx. 3 wide strip of glass that runs all around the perimeter of the tank. It gives you complete & free access to the inside of your tank without any cross braces. This is also a favored option for those optimizing on the light penetration into their tank. This bracing can also be polished for a very refined look. In very large tank applications, euro bracing is tempered.

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