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  1. SaltyReef

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    Who knows where I can get the best price on 12mm glass in JHB?

    Want to start my new tank build
    1500 x 650 x 650:biggrin:
     
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  3. TheWaterboy

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    i can give you the details of where i bought my same size glass from jhb....call me 082 879 39 43
    i bought the front pane in starfire glass, but paid double to get it to durban, so you'll get a deal for sure
     
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    10mm will be fine for that size.

    Calculate Aquarium Glass Thickness | Aquarium Tools

    I calculated with a safety factor of 2.5 because I'm assuming that you'll be adding eurobracing. If not, rather go with a safety factor of 3.8, in which case 12mm is recommended.
     
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    Do it the German way! 12 mm is the only safe way to go. Every tank in Germany with the same dimensions is built in 12mm glass.
     
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    Now we know why you lost the war :lol: the tanks were made with glass :lol::p
     
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    If General Rommel had to know that he was standing on oil, while he was invading Africa and running out of patrol, you would speak German, too.:lol::razz:
     
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    Ditto on what Marcel says , 12 mm is way better option than 10.
     
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    LOL good point
     
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    Zombie_CT´s tank is I think 1300 long, built with 10mm and 650 high. You must see how the frontpane is bent. If he wakes up from having a wet dream, it might be that his tank, opposite his bed, has burst.;)
     
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    And your stearing wheel would be on the other side too.;)
     
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    And we would be having a accent ;)
     
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    Is this including or excluding euro bracing and/or cross bracing. At what height are you calculating the water height?

    Obviously thicker is always going to be safer than thinner. A 20mm tank will also be safer than an 18mm tank. You do however want to trade off excessive safety for optimal viewing.

    This is all in my opinion, and I'd love to hear firsthand from anyone that has had a tank in these dimensions which broke under normal use.
     
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    Hey Fransi, be careful. Since when do I have an accent?
     
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    Fact is, I never heard of anybody in Germany with a cracked tank. Here in SA, I know many.
     
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    10mm will do with Euro bracing.
     
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    for a 1.500 x .650 x .650 i agree;)
     
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    I disagree. Put the dimensions in the glass thickness calculator. It gives you safety factor of 2.2. I know, how a 10mm frontpane bends with 650 height. All up to you guys. I would go for 12mm. Find out the price difference between 10 and 12mm.
     
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    my tank is 1300 X 550 X 650, 10mm euro braced, and the front pain isnt bowed at all.
     
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    If the water level is at 650mm and there is no bracing, then yes, you'll need to go for 12mm.

    At water level 60mm, with euro and cross-bracing, 10mm would be fine IMO.

    There is a huge difference between a braced and unbraced tank and any questions and answers should be posed with clear stipulation of which one you're referring to.
     
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