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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 04-17-2008, 05:20 PM Thread Starter
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Ordering Glass

I've been toying with building my own ADA style, rimless/frameless tank and have got to the point where I am getting quotes for glass. My question to anyone who has done this is, what kinds of things should I be watching out for?

The cost variation that I am seeing across 3 different sources is huge. There is a 65% difference between my low and high bids and I am wondering why. Glass is glass isn't it? The glass parameters were, as far as I could tell, the same. Annealed, not tempered, edges machine polished, 3/8" thick.
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What are the proposed tank dimensions?
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36" by 18" by 18"

Probably a little overkill but I wanted to be safe.
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you can get different kinds of glass which is probably why you are getting different prices.

it all depends on the iron content in the glass. more iron = cheaper. Some places you can order Starphire glass for the front panel, which is optically clear and has a very low iron content or you can do all 4 sides in starphire

checkout glasscages.com
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