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A question for all the tank builders out there..

What is the max size tank you can build with 10mm, my next tank I would like to be 2200 x 700 x 700, the space is planned and teh miss has given the thumbs up.. is this too big for 10mm glass , water depth will probably be around the 680mm mark.

I have looked at tank glass thickness calculators but I am too lazy to sit and work out stress ratios..

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It will be interesting.. should'nt I just go for 12mm and be done with it?
 

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Hi muz, yip mine is 2.3x700x700 and is 10mm glass and have had no probs. Northlands have their 3000L x900W X700H in 10mm and has been there for 6/7 odd yrs with no problems. One bit of advice on the large tanks, they must be as level as possible. I took a full day to level my display.
 

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Alan, if I may go slightly off topic...

* Where is your water level at?
* How did you level it? I mean I know obviously with a spirit level etc. But is your stand's legs adjustable?
 

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Hi Gali, the water level is at about 65, the stand is not adjustable i used shims to level. The other thing i did and i do suggest for all large tanks is i used a high density polystyrene to go between the floor and the stand as well as between the tank and the stand. So working from the top down i would have the tank, polystyrene, chip board, stand, polystyrene and then floor.
 
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Hey Muz,
Who are you going to get to build your new tank?
 

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I was going to do it myself, I have built most of my tanks except for the last one, I will get the glass delivered to my place and then I will just silicone. I will need some help holding everything together.

Alan, how have you done your bracing.. any pics.?

On my big tanks I have marine board and poly on the floor.. it has saved me big time !
 

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The bracing is Euro and 2 cross brases, i dont want to take any chances. I dont have pics of the bracing unfortunatley, the tank was built by Chris at Northlands.
 

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