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Old 02/27/2015, 02:39 PM   #35
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Originally Posted by 03LightningSVT View Post
Once the overflow box is attached (using silicone adhesive) to the outside of the tank, where is the blowout going to happen? If anything were to happen, I would think it would be contained inside the overflow box....
The idea of a potential blowout would be the entire piece of glass failing (due to some unseen defect caused by the cutting). The overflow box wouldn't do much to contain that.

Whether it'd actually happen is a bit impossible to say. Theoretically, it could. Theoretically, everything could be fine. Theoretically a meteor could smash through the ceiling and destroy the tank, making all the work for nothing. Hard to predict these things. Hence why some people like to take a hard stance when it comes to caution.

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