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robholmes

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"Acrylic viewing glass" 12:47am Monday 5th Feb
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from: Bradford.

After being told to use acrylic instead of glass by a very respectable window company and after watching the latest Kevin Ellis instalment of koi nerding blog, I think my mind is made up on what is to be used for my viewing window when the time is right....Acrylic is lighter and far and away stronger than glass although more expensive I don't think it will make much difference cost wise to my build as the window cut out is not very big.
Anyone else heard of an acrylic pond viewing window?
voodoo_15_uk

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"RE: Acrylic viewing glass" 8:01am Monday 5th Feb


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Isn't acrylic more prone to scratching? Just thinking about when you need to clean the algae off it.


Laura

andikoi"RE: Acrylic viewing glass" 1:43pm Monday 5th Feb
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my thought exactly laura,all you have to do is look at a kids plastic fish tank after it been cleaned a few times,go for glass rob,you wont regret it,may be heavier but it wont scratch as easy,andi


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robholmes

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"RE: Acrylic viewing glass" 10:22pm Monday 5th Feb
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Different kinds of acrylic.....the one I'm looking at don't scratch that easy.
kensmith"RE: Acrylic viewing glass" 6:49am Tuesday 6th Feb
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Any possibility of scratching rules it out for me.
You need to clean these every week in my experience.
Get the right glass and you will have no problems. Yes it is heavy to start with but that is the only drawback. Once it is in it stays in

scottie"RE: Acrylic viewing glass" 7:18am Tuesday 6th Feb


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Ken .... hope you are o.k. we have had glass for 25 years and it has always been v.good
(one of the first glass windows to be installed - we had only seen one previously)
Liz.


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14TB

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"RE: Acrylic viewing glass" 11:36pm Tuesday 6th Feb


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No experience of pond windows, but acrylic in every use that I have had for it has lost its clarity fairly quickly.


Tony


robholmes

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"RE: Acrylic viewing glass" 4:22am Thursday 8th Feb
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Okay then...glass it is..
Thanks ladies and gents.
mattywhart10

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"RE: Acrylic viewing glass" 3:02pm Friday 9th Feb
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I used to be a plastic fabricator you can torch some scratches out but personally I'd stick with glass as over time yes like mentioned it will fade and scratch when cleaning best price to get window if infinity is Leeds glass.
If it's a framed one s&c koi will be your cheapest option.


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