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Maybe im just being paranoid but i have a conversion kit for my empty 40gal vertical and I'm worried about the glass breaking. How sturdy is 1/8in glass? Will it be able to take a few knocks? I have little kids at my house all the time so I'm just thinking if it gets hit with a ball or something...

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If you are talking about a 40 breeder, I personally wouldn't use the 1/8" glass. You can go to a local glass shop and get 1/4" glass for less than you will pay for a conversion kit. I got 1/4 " glass to make full lids for a 40b and a 70b and I think I payed less than $40. (It was a while ago)
I personally don't like the typical conversion kits, however with kids around, the trim might protect the glass a little, the edge is the weakest.
. I have been making mine a little differently lately, I remove the trim and sometimes the top piece (depending on what will be living in the tank), then do the conversion. Afterwards I modify theold trim or buy new to put top and bottom on and then put a piece of glass in the trim (just like a lid on a standard tank). When finished, the tank looks like it was manufactured that way.
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If you are talking about a 40 breeder, I personally wouldn't use the 1/8" glass. You can go to a local glass shop and get 1/4" glass for less than you will pay for a conversion kit. I got 1/4 " glass to make full lids for a 40b and a 70b and I think I payed less than $40. (It was a while ago)
I personally don't like the typical conversion kits, however with kids around, the trim might protect the glass a little, the edge is the weakest.
. I have been making mine a little differently lately, I remove the trim and sometimes the top piece (depending on what will be living in the tank), then do the conversion. Afterwards I modify theold trim or buy new to put top and bottom on and then put a piece of glass in the trim (just like a lid on a standard tank). When finished, the tank looks like it was manufactured that way.
Sorry fir the minor hijack.
That may be what I end up doing. I ordered a kit from AAA frogs but the door has always felt a little bit flimsy. problem is its already installed. Any tips on how to remove it? I used marine epoxy..
 
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