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Paludarium v aquarium tanks construction

I picked up a 150 gal a while back, wasn't in the condition I was hoping for but good enough for the kids python so I traded his (I think) 45 for it. She is much happier.

Went and picked up the 45 from the boy today and it is a reptile tank and it has a tag that states 'do not fill with water' - similar to 'do not drill' on tempered stuff. Why? it is 3/16 glass and even not tempered should be strong enough? I can reseal if needed but not sure why I can't put water in it?

I also got a free 55 the other day but the framing is cracked in a few places so I had planned on the 55 for the paludarium but the 45 was going to be an angel tank. I might end up with two paludariums...

Anywho - thoughts on the reptile 45?
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Listen to the manufacturer who designed it.. Chances are either the glass is too thin and or not well braced..
http://www.turtleforum.com/forum/upl...to-hold-water/


"do not drill on tempered glass" because the tempering process puts in under compression and tension ..
If the surface layer is broken the glass basically implodes/explodes into small pieces..
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Tempered Glass Breakage

When tempered glass breaks, the energy retained in the glass due to internal tension/compression releases explosively and produces a glass breakage pattern sometimes called “cubes”.
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Yeah was in the glass biz for a decade so know about the differences. That said I filled up in the driveway and noticeable bow in the front so it appears to be a frame strength issue.

Either way, I've built a stand for it so something is going in it....
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You could euro brace it..

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You could euro brace it..
https://youtu.be/tBi1b351lsk

sorry i missed this. Yes I thought about that but just going with the paludarium. So after some work with styro, canned foam, portland cement and some coloring agent...






pardon the shadow of my boat oars I have hanging on the wall. I've been working on the water and filters last 45 days or so (started with current tank water to speed up) just put in the hatchets today. I'm going to keep bioload pretty low on this one. I believe I have about 15 gallons total. About a third of that usable by the fish. I threw in some scraps of plants fomr the big tank, we'll see where I take this. Never done this before.
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