Originally Posted by lizasaur
So I sat down yesterday and made these orchid stakes (hot glue.. and plenty of it so that stuff stays on!) and that ridiculously feathery small orchid clip (hahaha, hopefully someone at least bids a dollar), and I painted a CP box! Haven't put felt or anything inside of it yet, but I've still got time:
Anyone have experience shipping glass successfully? I was thinking of putting up a few sliding front aquarium modification kits to change your empty tank stood on end into one of these terrariums I like so much.
You would get three pieces of 1/8" thick glass (door, soil guard and top strip), a strip of aluminum screen and length of sliding door track. Buyer would need a tube of Amazing Goop from Home Depot/Lowes or aquarium silicone to do this modification according to my directions here:
NEW DESIGN: 10 gallon vertical vivariums
The kit would eliminate the assembler having to try to cut panes of glass. Just glue, cure outside for a week or so and plant. I can ship in flat cardboard sheets marked "GLASS fragile" if anyone thinks that would be effective.
I can make them for 10 gallon and 20 gallon tanks if anyone is interested.
If there is interest then perhaps!
For now it's only as an experiment to see if such parts will actually survive shipping. I thought the auction would be a good way to see. I've been to the airport delivering jobs for work and I've seen how packages (even ones marked "fragile") are handled at the airport annex... That's why I'm curious if anyone has sent/received glass successfully through the mail.
If you get those all shiny and premade, you could register a patent and sell them on E-bay or the frog forums, I'm sure you would sell a few dozen a year with little effort, if you promoted them who knows. Target the frog people, they go nuts for this type of thing.
Then roll that money back into CPs!
I know people ship mirrors and picture frames and stuff... Maybe you could find some stiff foam to sandwich the panes between - I may have even seen boxes at shipping places specifically for this purpose. Also, there's always insurance.
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