Slojo's 1.8 Discus Tank

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  1. Slojo

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    After seeing the pics that Dolphin posted of the Discus,Some googling and seeing more Discus setups i Bought(read steal) a 1.8 meter tank and stand.
    Front and one side is cracked(The idiots used laminated glass for one side and for the front).
    I'll be replacing the front and side next week,Going to add a sump and the correct substrate.


    LOL i can imagine that this will be a project over 3 to 6 months.
     
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  3. Madam

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    Sounds awesome Slojo, we'll be waiting for pics when it's set up :eek:)

    Am looking into buying a bigger tank as well, think my little ones need some more space. Where did you get your bargain?
     
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    Why do u say safty glass is bad ? I a know of 2 tank builders that swear by it
     
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    it shatters under presure into milllllllllions of small pieces

    safety glass that is
     
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    Armor glass shatters , safty is normal glass with a lamination in between and gratz on the tank , thats a nice find
     
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  7. Fish Fantasy

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    laminated safety glass, the manufacturer sandwiches a thin layer of flexible clear plastic film called polyvinyl butyral (PVB) between two or more pieces of glass. The plastic film holds the glass in place when the glass breaks.


    Tempered safety glass breaks differently than regular clear glass. When tempered safety glass is struck it does not break into sharp jagged pieces of shrapnel-like glass as normal window panes or mirrors do. Instead, it breaks into little pebble-like pieces, without sharp edges.
     
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    there we go - i always get confused between the two
     
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    Zoom Retired Moderator

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    So which glas should be used in building a tank?
     
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    well as i said my m8 builds large tanks with safety and he has never had a problem. he claims its better but abit more expencive
     
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    Reafer is that laminated safety or tempered safety?
     
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    laminated is called safety glass , tempered glass is called armor glass normally

    tempered glass is made from normal float glass that once it has been cut to size goes through another heating prosses which toughens it , toughened glass can not be cut again.
     
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    Ahhh :idea: I always wondered where 'armoured glass' came in as it sounded the same as the tempered glass :D My female side is showing now :D
     
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    Glad those pics inspired you...:bigsmile:
     
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    Slojo

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    OK back from Hoedspruit after a weeks Hectic work.
    Will start on the tank tomorrow.

    ps. Got the tank from a family member.
     
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    Slojo

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    Updated Pics

    The front and side was cracked.Removed and replaced the side and front.

    Still thinking about the filter and background.
    Maybe and internal the length of the tank??
    Suggestions?
     
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    Whatever you do, do not go for a black background. Learnt this the hard way
     
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    I can't wait to see the final out come, i think it's going to look aaawwwsssommm!!!!!
    How about using the fake rock feature at the back there is a thread some where here that explains how to make one.
     
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    Slojo

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    Great minds think alike.LOL
     
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    nice work ...how many cuts and scrapes on the hands ?
     
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    Slojo

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    Would you believe it............1
     

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