1600mm x 1600mm corner tank

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  1. Dillon

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    Hi All,

    I just got a quotation from NatGlass with regards to a 1600mm x 1600mm x 650mm corner tank I plan on building - it's taking me time, I know.

    All 12mm (two pane base) glass cut to size, polished and delivered - R4900 (incl).

    That is for 275kgs of glass (my friends are gonna hate me when we do the build :) ). I don't think that is bad at all.

    What do you all think?
     
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  3. lanzo

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    sounds good man...very nice size tank

    the price on the glass + delivery is good too:thumbup:

    remember the pics
     
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    Sounds like a pretty good price...
     
  5. crispin

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    sounds like a great tank :)

    do you have any sketches or plans?
     
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    awesome size that good luck with the tank man
     
  7. keyaam

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    Sounds good. Let us see the plans
     
  8. Dillon

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    Below is the plan I used for the cost estimate. I also added a great deal of fat when requesting the quote.

    I need to finalise the bracing, and overflow. The biggest issue is the size of the tank. Even though I am 6ft4, there is no way I can reach everywhere in the tank without some custom tools. I may just decide to pretty much close it all except for a 750mm wide space in the front.

    What do you guys think?

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    Edit:

    The dimensions make more sense when you actually view the design in google sketchup - some domensions are overall dimensions and some are part dimensions.
     
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  9. robvdv

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    How're you going to light the back of the tank? There's no bracing on the front or side panes.

    Have you run this past a professional tank builder?
     
  10. Dillon

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    I am going to build a custom pendants to provide light to the tank - the pendant will use various sized globes to replicate the tank shape as much as possible.

    Not a bad idea chatting to a tank builder.
    I have requested some quotes, so will chat to them when I get feedback. I may just get them to design the tank and I do the build m- will see how it goes.
     
  11. dallasg

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    awesome, i have the same tank, look in the indo thread, first pic

    whats the glass costing per sqm? u can pm me
     
  12. Hill

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    I would worry about the top bracing at the back. It will place an uneven stress along the back panes. I have seen a similar design where the bracing did not run the entire length of the long panes, end in disaster twice. The rear pane broke in the same place twice and both lasted a few weeks before failing, leading me to believe that the only cause could have been uneven stress on the glass due to substandard bracing techniques.
     
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    leslie hempel Moderator MASA Contributor

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    i love project like this as they are so non conventional and provide all sorts of chllenges that take some thinking to overcome.. there is a fair amount of pressure going to be exherted on the panes and brcing all round is definatley recomended.. looking forward to watching this one unfold.. have you planned any CLS? and what do you have in mind with regards to flow?
     
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    I agree with Hill, I would not use bracing like that. Rather go with euro bracing!

    Also, would a 12mm base be strong enough?

    Perhaps send "Jasson" a PM, he has got a tank pretty much on those dimensions, ask him some questions, sure he will be happy to help.
     
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