Aquarium bottom style

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    Hi everyone, a year ago i built my own aquarium from scratch with 10mm glass. The dimensions were 1650x50x50. Now i want to build a 1.8mx60x60 aquarium and i am wondering about the bottom. The new tank will also be 10mm glass so i want to do a double bottom, so whats better ? A normal bottom or floating? I am leaning torwards a double floating bottom, how will the stand and support differ?

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    A normal bottom is sufficient for this size. You can eieo brace internally at the bottom to increase the bond area for the glue. A second "double base" isn't necessary but if it's in the budget it can't hurt to put it in..
     
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    Thanks leslie! How should i brace the top? Euro brace with an added center brace?
     
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    You could leave out the center bace on top and euro brace if you wend wider and with thicker glass on the bracing

    I dident want light shaddowing from the led so I went overkill with 150mm wide x 15mm thick glass. This gives me peace of mind longterm
     
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    Thanks, that was my worry too, my current leds pass through the brace and it causes color differences which is really anoying. Thanks for the advice!
     

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