Tank To Be

Discussion in 'Anything DIY Related' started by wvdheever, 12 Jul 2013.

  1. wvdheever

    wvdheever

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    Hi.

    I am in the process of planning and building a new marine tank. The aim is to keep in nicely balanced tank between corals and fish but I need some advice.
    The aim is to go 2500mm x 750mm x 800mm with an overflow running across the back of the tank to get as much surface skimming as possible.
    When I use the online calculators I need to use 16 mm glass with a safety factor of 2.5
    If I drop the safety factor to 2, I only need to use 14 mm glass
    Now my questions:
    1. Do I need to brace the tank as I would like to have the overflow at the back ?
    2. Do I need supports in the corners on the inside.
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    You would definitly need some form of bracing on that length of the tank unless you go with seriously thick glass. The height of the tank is what influences the glass thickness so by reducing your height it will also bring the thickness down. A rimless tank that size will be expensive as I would not have one unless its 2X12mm laminated. And on that thickness you need to go with starfire unless you like the very green look of thick normal glass.
     
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    for the bottom I would suggests having two 12-14mm glass sheets laminated together
     
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    wvdheever

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    Thanks

    I would have to re visit the design :)
     
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