glass for vert viv - Dendroboard
Dendroboard

Go Back   Dendroboard > Dart Frogs > Beginner Discussion
Register Blogs FAQ Calendar Mark Forums Read Advertise

Support Our Sponsors
No Threads to Display.

facebook

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1 (permalink)  
Old 06-12-2008, 08:38 PM
Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Posts: 169
Thanks: 0
Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
Default glass for vert viv

Okay, so maybe this is a dumb question, but I don't want to screw it up. Okay, so I'm making a vert tank so I need to get glass cut for the front. It'll be made with the hinge inbetween the two pieces of glass. The hinge is a clear acrylic one I bought off of josh's frogs. So here's my dumb question... When I get the glass cut, do I measure the viv from the bottom to the top minus the amount for the mesh and get the two pieces cut exactly to that? Or do they need to be just a tiny bit smaller so that they close completely? Hopefully that made sense. Just like if they're cut exactly to the height I need, will they close okay or will it be too tight of a fit?
I would just hate to get it all wrong and need to get different glass..
__________________
-Allison
Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
  #2 (permalink)  
Old 06-12-2008, 09:16 PM
 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Posts: 44
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default Re: glass for vert viv

When I made my 10 verts, first I measured how far up I wanted the bottom piece to go up, got two pieces of glass that size, one for inside the rim, and one for outside the rim, I wanted to make sure it had two seals to get through before it would leak. Then I took one of those plastic pieces that get used on the back end for the tops of aquariums (the pieces you can cut out to run your lines, and cords in and out of your tank) and measured how big it is. Then I just added the height of those two, and determined how much glass I needed for the flip down door. Using the plastic piece at the top, allows you to make adjustments, cut-outs for ventilation. I use velcro with a sticky back to keep the tank sealed. One thing I am thinking about doing on future verts, is having the glass shop drill some holes in either the bottom glass, or on the bottom of the flip down door to help a little with air circulation, and running some screen over the holes to keep those sneaky flies, that are trying to escape the frogs ,in the tank where they will be eaten.

Trying to think of what the dimensions of the glass were...

I want to say, bottom was 5" tall x 9 5/8" wide, and the top was 13" x9 5/8", and then trimmed the top piece to fit.

Hope all those words come out to make sense.
Reply With Quote
  #3 (permalink)  
Old 06-13-2008, 01:14 AM
zBrinks's Avatar
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: Lansing, Michigan
Posts: 6,110
Blog Entries: 2
Thanks: 44
Thanked 333 Times in 212 Posts
Default Re: glass for vert viv

Make a prototype out of foamboard, then use it as a template.
__________________
Zach Brinks
www.JoshsFrogs.com
Same day shipping 1(800)691-8178
Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
10 Gallon vert front glass problem, the fix, new glass? fleshatomb Parts & Construction 11 10-17-2013 03:22 PM
Vert glass thickness for front froggiefriend Parts & Construction 9 07-31-2008 12:21 AM
Vert inserts, vert methods. Afemoralis Parts & Construction 10 06-05-2007 05:38 AM
tempered glass bottom in a 38G all glass? Keroppi Parts & Construction 0 05-02-2007 04:27 PM
clear front glass on vert tank gary1218 Parts & Construction 5 01-08-2007 02:57 PM

Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.2.3

All times are GMT. The time now is 12:13 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8
Copyright ©2000 - 2020, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Search Engine Optimization by vBSEO 3.6.0
vBulletin Security provided by vBSecurity v2.2.2 (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2020 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.