500 liter fish tank

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  1. Aqua Chris

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    Advise please.....

    I'm busy building a fish tank 1450 x 450 x 750mm. I'm using 10mm glass is this ok??
    Can I brace the bot. corners with 25mm aluminium angle (inside the tank)?
    How long do I have to wait before I can test it. The last tank I did I only waited 24 hours but it was a lot smaller. Will it help to put the tank in a well heated room to speed up the process?
     
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  3. viper357

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    Yes, 10mm will be fine as long as you brace it properly.
    No, don't put aluminium or any other metal inside the tank, use glass bracing inside the tank.
    I would wait 48 hours.
     
  4. Ghaydeen

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    Welcome ....

    Why not make the tank wider ... say 600. It gives you more room for placing LR
     
  5. nico.m.ferreira

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    I must agree with Ghaydeen.
    My tank is 500mm wide and I am strugling to do what I want.
    I would say make it 600mm wide that will make youl life easier.
    use glass struts in the corner, any metal is a big no no:nono:
     

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