Wanted glass info for diy

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  1. Dikdaan

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    Hi people

    My friend would like to build a tank in the near future but need some advice on glass price and thickness...

    The tank will be 1200mm long, 600mm high and 600mm deep (If you have advice on better dimensions please tell me)

    I need to know what thickness will be required for the glass and what would the glass cost me more or less. I would also like to know where i can get black silicone...
     
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  3. dv8

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    i would go with 10mm glass, on the rest i have no advice
     
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    Rene Turk for the glass, your centurion shops are way to expensive for that, or ask Pete to get it for you from Rene.
    Use the glass calculater on MASA, 10mm sides and 12mm bottom with euro bracing will do, if no eurobracing go 12mm sides.
    I would make the depth less, easier to get into and reach things, 1.2 is nice cause most things will fit it, especially lights.
     
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    and,
    if you want holes in the glass decide before and have Rene do them for you, they use a plasma cutter for the job, not friction drilling.
     
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    Do you have a contact number or something for Rene Turk? Centurion is expensive with glass thats why i am asking...

    What depth would you advice?
     
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    Tel: +27 11 571 7400
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    Bronwynne Baatjes – bronwynne.b@reneturck.co.za
    Sean Turck – Sean.T@reneturck.co.za


    get a quote from IDOL and Peter Power as well, they also buy from Rene but because they buy a lot they get better prices, I know RiaanP got some glass cheaper using IDOL than directly from Rene.


    I would use a depth of 500 with water at 480 If i ever redo my tank, even dropping just 50mm to 550 would help when you want to reach the rear bottom from the front.
     
  8. keyaam

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    I would go deeper. 1.2x0.9x0.6
     
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    900 might make working inside difficult keyaam ? I would go 1200 x 900 w x 600 h (semi cube)

    BTW Dikdaan ask IDOL , they stock black silicone
     
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    thats what i meant
     
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    LOL sorry bud..
     
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    no problems Frans
     
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    Thx I will give them all a shout... Is black silicone more expensive than normal silicone?
    Think to use 12mm glass just for safety...And will put bracing in as well or is this over kill?
     
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