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post #1 of 6 Old 01-30-2015, 10:06 PM Thread Starter
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pre made glass aquarium & cutting it

has anyone ever taken (for example) a 10 gallon and cut it down so it wasnt as tall?

if I did this to a tank would it work?
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post #2 of 6 Old 02-01-2015, 05:52 AM
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Ya you could do that, strip it of all the glue and take it apart. Then you should be able to cut that glass piece by piece. After all that you assemble it with some tape and silicone..... Only problem is cutting the glass the same length without it breaking (tens have thin glass blessing and a curse)
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post #3 of 6 Old 02-01-2015, 08:14 AM Thread Starter
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Ya you could do that, strip it of all the glue and take it apart. Then you should be able to cut that glass piece by piece. After all that you assemble it with some tape and silicone..... Only problem is cutting the glass the same length without it breaking (tens have thin glass blessing and a curse)


no I dont want to strip it apart completely, do not want to tear it all apart..... I want to cut down the silcone on the sides to a point and then cut a portion off to shorten it height wise -- sorry guess I should ahve said that better.
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post #4 of 6 Old 02-02-2015, 04:50 AM
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What you are trying to do would be almost impossible. Removing part of the silicone could lead to it 'unzipping' when the tank is filled. To cut a piece of glass you need to accurately score it and then snap it which would be impossible with the pieces attached to each other (most reputable aquarium builders won't even drill a tank that has already been made up). My suggestion would be to either use the tank as is, completely breakdown the tank to cut the glass or buy a tank whose sizes are more to your liking.
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post #5 of 6 Old 02-02-2015, 06:38 AM
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Haha good one! There is only one way or the highway, glass is hard to work with.... Homedepot or a hardware shop might cut for you, but you can get around the striping the glue part! I don't think I would spend time doing this on ten dollar tank. Its gonna cost 30 dollars and you have to strip, cut, and glue.
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post #6 of 6 Old 02-02-2015, 07:22 AM
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This would be a nice project if you had a 10 with a side crack on the top half. Agree with the disassembly, score & snap, then reassemble. Straight lines are an easy score & break, being half the height water pressure on the seams when resealed will be minimal.

Half size tanks are a rare find. They always go for a good buck at auctions.
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