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Discussion in 'Anything DIY Related' started by Mekaeel, 12 Sep 2009.

  1. Mekaeel

    Mekaeel Moderator MASA Contributor

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    Howzit crew?
    I need some advice. As some of you guys would know. I am getting a 1.2*800W*600H tank built in 10mm glass with black silicone.
    I want to go rimless at the the top. ie. No bracing. Do you guys rekon it will be safe, or I should just stick with Euro bracing as planned?
    Les, Bob, im sure you guys will be able to help me out here. :)
     
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    must be a formula to work out the pressure per sq inch versus the properties of the silicon and type of and spec of glass that you will use?
     
  4. Mekaeel

    Mekaeel Thread Starter Moderator MASA Contributor

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    Then again. I will have insane flow in the tank. 3* Tunze 6105 and one Polario 22000LPH. So I dont think I should chance it?
     
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    If you go 15mm then rimless shouldnt be a problem
     
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    Mekaeel Thread Starter Moderator MASA Contributor

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    That is correct Keyaam, but the tank is already being built. :(
    Too late for that.
     
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    Used my calculator and says 12mm but rather be safe and go 15mm like keyaam says.
     
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    Mekaeel so the base will also be 10mm...?
     
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    Mekaeel Thread Starter Moderator MASA Contributor

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    Too late for that bud. But 10mm is fine
    yes Riyadh. 10mm. And it will be more than fine from my personal experience with tanks :)
     
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    Rather go for 15mm if you want to go rimless especially with all that current
     
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    Hi Mek 10mm is fine if you are going to put brace's on I personaly would not chance it with out them as the glass will bow
     
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    10mm with bracing would be a safer bet..
     
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    Rimlss looks very cool bud...like the guys said...10mm for braching or 15mm rimless

    go rimless:yeahdude:
     
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    mmm 15mm as suggested for rimless or euro for 10mm im building the same size tank and have been struggling with the same dilema....
     
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    Mekaeel Thread Starter Moderator MASA Contributor

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    Cool thanks for the input guys. Especially with 3*13000lph and one 22000lph pump banging on the glasses, I will stick to full Euro Bracing ;)
     
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    Good move.

    If it was 800mm x 800mm x 600mm(high) it works rimless. Even here better 12mm.
     
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    Shot Bob!
     
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    what about reducing the width of the bracing? instead of having it 10 or 15 cm wide, reduce the bracing width to something like 3 or 4 cm wide?
     
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    I would not chance it without euro bracing, but instead of using a 10mm bracing and having it say 60mm wide, why not use a thicker glass, say 19mm and only have it say 25mm?
     
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    Im just going to stick with full Euro bracing guys. The tank is already being built.
    Shot for the advice :)
     
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    So when you getting it Meks?
     
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