Tank Safety Calculator

Discussion in 'Beginner Discussions' started by dutchdog, 22 Feb 2012.

  1. dutchdog

    dutchdog

    Joined:
    18 Feb 2012
    Posts:
    53
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Fourways / Jozi
    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)
     
    Last edited: 22 Feb 2012
  2. AdS Guest




    to hide all adverts.
  3. belindamotion

    belindamotion Google Master

    Joined:
    24 Jan 2011
    Posts:
    4,804
    Likes Received:
    134
    Location:
    Pinetown,South Africa(KZN)
  4. Manic

    Manic Moderator

    Joined:
    12 Mar 2009
    Posts:
    3,313
    Likes Received:
    58
    Location:
    Johannesburg, Edenvale
    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.
     
  5. OP
    dutchdog

    dutchdog

    Joined:
    18 Feb 2012
    Posts:
    53
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Fourways / Jozi
    There are more usefull ones:

    Aquarium Glass Thickness Calculator

    I like the table of that site:

    [​IMG]

    The value under the MM is the safety index. 2 is the minimum 4 and above is "very safe".
     
    Last edited: 22 Feb 2012
  6. OP
    dutchdog

    dutchdog

    Joined:
    18 Feb 2012
    Posts:
    53
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Fourways / Jozi
    Tank Volume Calculator

    Tank Volume Calculator


    Maybe a mod can move these links to links section and delete this thread?
     
Recent Posts

Loading...
Similar Threads - Tank Safety Calculator Forum Date
Electricity Safety for Marine Tanks Needed General Discussions and Advice 2 Jun 2015
Safety of cement in tank General Discussions and Advice 2 Sep 2011
Safety Factor for Rimless tanks General Discussions and Advice 22 Aug 2011
[wtd] Pico Tank wanted Wanted Tuesday at 10:33
Tank Placement in house Beginner Discussions Sunday at 08:47
My 1st Marine tank New Members 17 Apr 2017
[wtd] Tank to swap for premium fishing rods Wanted 16 Apr 2017