Glass Support Help

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  1. Shaun

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    Hi Guys, need to pic some brains.

    My tank is 1200Lx450Hx460D. 6mm thick glass. Want to get rid of the centre brace.

    If I use 6mm 50mm wide, glass cut the length and width (2 for each side) and attach 1 to the inside and the other on top, will that be strong enough to supposed the tank.
     
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    sounds good to me.eurobracing :thumbup:
     
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    so is eurobracing much stonger than a center brace?

    there are more benefits to euro especially when it comes to lighting but I would prefer a solid tank:p
     
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    what would happen if you just completely removed the centre brace, anyone tried that?obviously dependant on water volume(pressure)
     
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    euro bracing is way stronger than just a centre brace,remember all sides are braced.some people do however leave the centre brace while going euro on their tanks
     
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    nah that defeats the object of not ristricting light
     
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    what size should the bracing be?buying lengths from a glass shop is too expensive i think?apparently they have to cut a full sheet.
     
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    exactly.thats why,if i go eurobracing,i would remove the centre brace
     
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    in your case andreas.10mm glass with a 5cm width.Glass and mirror in windor street is pretty cheap with glass
     
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    BTW, i've seen plenty offcuts lying outside the shop. maybe I could go cut some lengths there??and get raped by the prossies!:razz:
     
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    sounds like fun :slayer:
     
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    yeah only if they were 18 year old blondies and not 100+kg old ladies:p
     
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    Depends who you go to most guys will have off cuts.
     
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    :laugh:
     
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    yip just phoned a PG Glass just to find out what they would ask me and it is R190 a piece.would need two for both sides:(
     
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    and he wasn't too happy about it just being 50mm. he suggested i try AGI?????

    think he's scared of cutting such a thick short piece
     
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    i think thats +- the price i was quoted for that tank
     
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    That is y most people go centre brace, costs a bit more to do eurobracing.
     
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    You can try using thinner glass but use more of them, some of the glass is imported so costs more.
     
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