Building a photo tank

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Re: Building a photo tank

Unread postby sunny » Fri Dec 05, 2014 10:25 pm

yes thank you,
and glass if low in iron will be good right ? extra clear glass as they say in local shops is low iron


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Re: Building a photo tank

Unread postby hamza » Fri Dec 05, 2014 10:56 pm

sunny wrote:and glass if low in iron will be good right ? extra clear glass as they say in local shops is low iron


Absolutely, they are also called diamond float locally.

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Re: Building a photo tank

Unread postby SCORPIO » Sat Dec 06, 2014 8:33 am

sumer wrote:uy glass for a small tank which would measure approximately 6"x4"x1" (or 1.5" depending upon your requirement)


Sumer Bhai, dimensions you mentioned are Length X Breadth X Height or Length X Height X Breadth?

I am confused.. :cnf :cnf
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Re: Building a photo tank

Unread postby saikumar » Sat Dec 06, 2014 10:26 am

a laymans question, does extra clear float really matter so much?
its just 2.6% of difference.

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Re: Building a photo tank

Unread postby sumer » Mon Dec 08, 2014 8:43 pm

SCORPIO wrote:
sumer wrote:uy glass for a small tank which would measure approximately 6"x4"x1" (or 1.5" depending upon your requirement)


Sumer Bhai, dimensions you mentioned are Length X Breadth X Height or Length X Height X Breadth?

I am confused.. :cnf :cnf

Length X Height X Breadth Rajiv ji. An inch high tank would be awkward to take photos in ;)
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Re: Building a photo tank

Unread postby sumer » Mon Dec 08, 2014 8:48 pm

saikumar wrote:a laymans question, does extra clear float really matter so much?
its just 2.6% of difference.

http://www.jeld-wen.com.au/~/media/File ... as=1&la=en


The difference of 2.6% is in the amount of light that passes through the two types of glass.
What they didn't talk about was refractive index, which plays a huge role while taking photos. In my experience, low iron glass allows me to take photos from an angle without showing a lot of refraction. Whereas the normal glass doesn't allow that at all because it starts giving out that green tinge.
It's a huge benefit if we are talking about a photo tank.
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Re: Building a photo tank

Unread postby saikumar » Mon Dec 08, 2014 11:00 pm

sumer wrote:
saikumar wrote:a laymans question, does extra clear float really matter so much?
its just 2.6% of difference.

http://www.jeld-wen.com.au/~/media/File ... as=1&la=en


The difference of 2.6% is in the amount of light that passes through the two types of glass.
What they didn't talk about was refractive index, which plays a huge role while taking photos. In my experience, low iron glass allows me to take photos from an angle without showing a lot of refraction. Whereas the normal glass doesn't allow that at all because it starts giving out that green tinge.
It's a huge benefit if we are talking about a photo tank.

Thanks a lot! never thought on those lines.

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Re: Building a photo tank

Unread postby SCORPIO » Tue Dec 09, 2014 8:36 am

sumer wrote:The difference of 2.6% is in the amount of light that passes through the two types of glass.
What they didn't talk about was refractive index, which plays a huge role while taking photos. In my experience, low iron glass allows me to take photos from an angle without showing a lot of refraction. Whereas the normal glass doesn't allow that at all because it starts giving out that green tinge.
It's a huge benefit if we are talking about a photo tank.


Good information.
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