Tank Safety Calculator

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    The safety value index should be minimum 2.

    Calculate Aquarium Glass Thickness | Aquarium Tools


    I found this very usefull tool after I was worried regarding the thickness of my tank. It rated 4 so very safe. (250L 4 foot tank of 8mm glass , 122 x45 x45)
     
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    Just a quick heads up. This calculator takes into account heavy bracing and standard glass. If you use starfire glass or rimless design you need to increase your glass thickness.
     
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    There are more usefull ones:

    Aquarium Glass Thickness Calculator

    I like the table of that site:

    glassthickness_chartenh_600.jpg

    The value under the MM is the safety index. 2 is the minimum 4 and above is "very safe".
     
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    Maybe a mod can move these links to links section and delete this thread?
     

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