Custom aquarium: Cost effective glass source
I'm still fairly far out in the planning stages of building a custom size aquarium.
I've not priced glass and was wondering if someone could weigh in on if it would potentially be beneficial to consider using a tank sourced from craigslist or a local club and cut it down to panels, trim to the sizes I need, clean all surfaces of the old silicon and re-assemble with new high strength silicon.
I'm looking to build a 6X1X1 tank. My thoughts are, if I can source a 6' tank that is cracked on one face (if over 24" tall) or leaks, or that someone just plain doesn't want it may be economical to cut it down, and the glass should be thick enough for my shallow application.
(I'm thinking 50 cents a gallon worst case scenario.)
Thoughts, concerns, things I may have not considered?