build a tank

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  1. clown

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    Hi all.

    I need some info.
    I'm thinking of builing my own Nano cube and dims will be as follow: L(50cm) x Wide (55cm) x H(60cm).

    Thinking of glass or PVC perspect.

    My questions is the follow: * How thick must the sides ,back and bass (floor) be?
    * How may 24w T5 blue and white.
    * If LED lights where can I get?

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  3. Mrclownynennie

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    I would think 5mm glass not perspex maybe make the base a bit thicker!;)
     
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    I wud go 10mm thick glass (coz of the height ) rimless in black silicone
     
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    Good Day All,

    Thanks for the great info.

    May I ask a dum question but why not perspect? should be stronger then glass?

    Lights??

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  7. Mrclownynennie

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    Perspex in my opion would not be stronger cause under presure it bends causing leaks.Btw my opion
     
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    Acrylic is stronger than glass, but alot harder to work with.
     
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    Also scratches a lot easier :(
     
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