1.2m glass thickness

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  1. Brad Cottle

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    Hi guys I was planing on building a 1200x800x600 mm tank (lxbxh) but I want to go rimless or as close too what would you recommend for the thickness of the glass I would like the water level to be at 550mm what are your recommendations or ideas thanks :)
     
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  3. Ridwaan

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    15mm will work
     
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    Does "rimless" mean no bracing?
    If you are planning/willing to put something like euro bracing, then 10mm will suffice.
    I don't have the links now, but there's a lot of websites with calculators for this question. Google is your friend!
     
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    15mm would be best
     
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    12mm is good, i have the same size and so does @butcherman
    i would however make a double floating base

    12mm will give to a strength rating of 4.4 for sides and 11 for double base
     
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    mine is a little shallower ... and the 12mm is going nowhere !! (plenty of glass)
     
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    Thanks guys I have calculated it but better be safe than sorry so if water level is at 550mm will 12mm be fine? Without bracing
     
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    While the tank wouldnt necessarily crack. It will bow with 12 mm and no bracing at that height im sure..
     
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    550 with water at 500?
     
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