Cost of building a 800mm Cube + Sump?

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  1. Matt

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    What would it cost me to build an 800mm Cube, drilled with overflow and sump??

    Also possibly starfire (low iron) glass?
     
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  3. Mekaeel

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    Matt,Whats the exact dimensions 800*800*800? My choice 800*800*600. 600 as its easier to works in.
    How many mm glass?
    By the way,no idea whats the going price on starfire at the moment.
     
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    Yeah 800x800x600 works (easier to work wit that height even though it'd be MH)

    I think it could be 10mm glass? Else 12mm if 10mm not enough...
     
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    You need to go at least 9mm for the sides and 14mm for the base on those dimensions.
    I would end up with 10mm on the sides and 14mm on the base to be safe.
    If you want a safety factor of 3.8.
     
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    Excellent dimensions.10mm glass will be fine.My 1m cube is in 10mm glass aswell.
     
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    estimated cost?
     
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    hi, i just built an 800x800x800 cube in 12mm starfire

    the costs were approx:
    cube - R3200
    black silicone - R300
    sump (800x600x400 8mm normal clear) - R600
    not sure how much the steel for the stand cost but i think it was about R1000 incl some paint
    if you want to galvanize the stand then i think (depending on the weight of the stand) you might have to pay about R600

    also factor in pricing for some odds and ends when building yourself (paper towels, blades, masking tape, duct tape, etc.) - R300

    also, the plumbing can also get expensive depending how you do it, 50mm ball valves cost about R80 each - R800

    you're looking at about R7000 give or take

    cheers
    ant
     
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    oh & i agree with the guys, 800 high looks very cool, but i had to get myself a 400W MH to light it nicely, and it's a PITA to work in...
     
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    is starfire much more expensive than normal ?
     
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    wow ant R3200 for 12mm starfire is a very good price. is the bottom normal glass though?
     
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    nope, the whole thing is built out of starfire
     
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    Guys the steel price is crazy at the moment so i would say that a stand for a 800 cube will cost at least R1800
     
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    MATT my glass pannels 1500x700 19mm x4 cost R10 000.00
    my steel frame 40/40 cost R2800.00
    steel plate 1.5mm/1200mm x 4 cost R 2500.00
    silicon R410.00
     

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