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Unread 03/13/2011, 03:23 PM   #1
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125 Gallon - are the sides tempered?

Planning on drilling the side of a 125 AGA/Aqueon for an external return pump.

Anyone that can confirm the SIDES are not tempered?

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Unread 03/13/2011, 03:30 PM   #2
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Here's an article on checking if the sides are tempered-

Tip for checking for tempered glass
Hello all:
Reading the attached response I recalled a nice tip that I used when drilling my own glass aquarium.
You can easily identify whether a piece of glass has been tempered or not by using 2 polar lenses. I used a camera polar lens and a polarized lensfrom
a pair of cheap sunglasses.
Place a lens on each side of the glass and rotate one while looking through it. If the glass is tempered you will notice a distinctive pattern that
shows as you rotate the lens that was formed when the glass was tempered. If it isn't tempered, it will just look clear. Try it out on
an automobile window that is marked as safety glass to see what the pattern is like that you are looking for. Works like a charm. On my 90 all glass,
none of the panels were tempered, I had the bottom drilled by a glass company for $10 / Hole.
The glass company was even unaware of this little trick.
Just thought I'd share.
Have a good day!
Bill
-Thank you for this. Will post for all's edification. Bob Fenner-


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Unread 03/13/2011, 03:36 PM   #3
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The 125 AGA/Aqueon sides are not tempered the bottom is however. I have drilled holes in several 125 with out issue.


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Usually only the bottoms of tanks are tempered but, I like Fish77's idea.


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Unread 03/13/2011, 08:06 PM   #5
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Assuming this info is accurate, here you go;
http://www.aqueonproducts.com/assets/011/19107.pdf


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Assuming this info is accurate, here you go;
http://www.aqueonproducts.com/assets/011/19107.pdf
Thanks for the link! I wish they would list the sides also. A 55 is tempered all around and they don't mention it.


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Unread 03/13/2011, 10:08 PM   #7
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Fish77 - thats a great idea!

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The 125 AGA/Aqueon sides are not tempered the bottom is however. I have drilled holes in several 125 with out issue.

Great news!


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