Glass Thickness for new CUBE

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  1. CrazyTang

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    Hey guys and gals

    I was hoping for some help with something. I was thinking of setting up a 800X800X600 cube and was wondering what would the thickness of glass be that i need to use

    I want to do a nice little DIY project to keep my mind occupied at night

    Any help would greatly appreciated
    AquariumExpo2012
     
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    butcherman Moderator MASA Contributor

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    you want it Rimless or Braced?
     
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    i was thinking bracing but not sure. that's why i'm here asking the experts.
    i was wondering if anyone has some picks i can look at
     
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    i was told that 10mm glass would be sufficient for this cube but i just want to make sure before i run off and buy glass that will break under the pressure
     
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    my tank is 10mm glass and the it 915*600*600 but it is braced on the top and bottom
     
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    I have a 900x900x600 cube from 12mm glass, very little deflection. My tank is rimless.

    Have spoken to a number of tank builders and they all seemed happy enough with 12mm rimless on this size.
     
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    Ive seen two 800x800x600 cubes in 10mm glass thats rimless...

    Ive got a brand new one including stand with 50mm wide euro brace for sale if u interested R4k
     
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    Dimentions? and pic? ;)
     
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    so it is then safe to assume that 10mm will be ok for the cube?
    In regards to the bracing. what are your recommendations?
     
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    i want to do everything that i possibly can DIY. It would give me a greater sense of pride and accomplishment at the end of the day
     
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