Does this tank need any support?

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I'm going to diy 4 tanks 600mm x 450mm x 450mm
I'm also going to use 5mm glass.
Do this size tank need any supported glass or will this be fine?
the water level is going to be at 400mm.
 

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I would say so its alwas better!
 
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you know the tanks that the LFS always sold to the public for fresh water tanks, those tanks didn't come out with any support?
 
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thanks bruce this is very very cool dude.
bruce do you think this tank needs a brace?
if so do it only need the longitudinal brace?
 
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cool beans
thanks bruce i'll update this thread, going to buy the glass tomm at Zay cee glass for R977.72, and startd building.
Want this tanks to be up and running before the end of April
 
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yip, for more than half the price than the LFS.

I'm planning to get my first shipment in middle May,i want these tanks up and running before the end of April.

And hopefully build 2 big shallow tanks to house sps's ect before july
 
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yip, for more than half the price than the LFS.

I'm planning to get my first shipment in middle May,i want these tanks up and running before the end of April.

And hopefully build 2 big shallow tanks to house sps's ect before july
You send me your shipment manifest, so I order before anyone else ;)
 
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i'l start a new thread tomorrow,diy 4 tank and 1 sump.
there i'll keep you updated.
 

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Hi Lanzo - IF you now going to put any sand or live rock in these tanks, AND the tanks are going into a decent sturdy frame/stand - then I would say that you would only need the bracing at the top of the tank (Euro bracing)...

Good luck with your venture. Keep us up to speed how it goes!
 
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Hi Lanzo - IF you now going to put any sand or live rock in these tanks, AND the tanks are going into a decent sturdy frame/stand - then I would say that you would only need the bracing at the top of the tank (Euro bracing)...

Good luck with your venture. Keep us up to speed how it goes!
I'm still thinking on the sand in the tanks but I'm not going to put more than one piece of LR in one tank.
Going to get a separate container for LR
thanks man
 
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