Callatya Posted December 13, 2005 Report Share Posted December 13, 2005 I am about to reseal and divide an old 4' breeder tank. My plan is to divide it into 4-6 sections in order to reduce clutter and hopefully cut the need for so many heaters (powerpoints and energy consumption are a bit of an issue, and this will hopefully at least fix the powerpoint issue!) This is the first of 3 tanks that I plan on doing this with. The other two will either be divided in half or into 3, depending on needs. I am thinking of dividing the tank using 4-6mm glass petitions. These would be siliconed into place and there would be no gap between lids and the dividers. Hopefully, lids will run back to front as opposed to side to side, in order to have a separate lid for each section. 1) what is the most effective way of cutting glass? I have heard turpentine on the blade works well, has anyone got any other tips? 2) where would I be able to find 2nd hand glass suitable for this job? I don't relish the thought of $15 per divider. 3) is there a material that could be used for lids that is better than glass? I don't like perspex, if that could be avoided, i'd appreciate it. Now, the tank currently has a centre brace. This is going to be a bit of a hinderance. IF the glass petitions are evenly distributed, 1) Can this be removed without the tank bowing out? 2) If not, can it be replaced with something less annoying? Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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