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Old 07-14-2012, 06:59 PM   #1
 
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How thick of glass for tank

Going to build a plywood glass tank, its going to be 6ft x 1 1/2ft x 2ft tall. Practice to try this out how thick of glass would i need for the front? Also blackjack is a brand of black rubber waterproof sealer would that work?
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Old 07-14-2012, 07:40 PM   #2
 
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if you go a extra 3 inches wide and make it 18 inch wide your looking at a 150 gallon tank and my 150 gallon tank has a glass of 5/8inch thick.soo theres a start for you good luck
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Old 07-15-2012, 02:30 PM   #3
 
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Anyone?
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Old 07-16-2012, 12:41 AM   #4
 
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Well..ordered 1/2 think plate glass
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Old 07-16-2012, 07:43 AM   #5
 
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The actual cost saving really comes into play on tanks over 200g.

There is not a whole lot of difference by the time you have got everything to start building the tank.

Please make sure that you have someone look at where the tank is going and make sure the area is structurally sound to take the weight of the tank. A 150g will weigh in excess of 1800lbs when filled with water.

Make it 72"x24"x25" and you have a standard 180g tank.
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Old 07-16-2012, 11:54 AM   #6
 
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The actual cost saving really comes into play on tanks over 200g.

There is not a whole lot of difference by the time you have got everything to start building the tank.

Please make sure that you have someone look at where the tank is going and make sure the area is structurally sound to take the weight of the tank. A 150g will weigh in excess of 1800lbs when filled with water.

Make it 72"x24"x25" and you have a standard 180g tank.
i agree with him.but i dont think the glass you ordered is thick enough for a 180 maybe a 150.but i am basing this off the glass on my 150.the glass on my 150 is 5/8 thick.thats bigger than ur 1/2 and my tank still bows a bit.id stick to a wide 150 gallon .well good luck tho.
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Old 07-16-2012, 09:03 PM   #7
 
I would have ordered Starphire Glass also, its much clearer than typical glass.
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Old 07-16-2012, 09:04 PM   #8
 
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i agree with him.but i dont think the glass you ordered is thick enough for a 180 maybe a 150.but i am basing this off the glass on my 150.the glass on my 150 is 5/8 thick.thats bigger than ur 1/2 and my tank still bows a bit.id stick to a wide 150 gallon .well good luck tho.
Still bows? Your cross brace broken?
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Old 08-17-2012, 11:49 AM   #9
 
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Still bows? Your cross brace broken?
there is no brace the glass is thicker than spec.i have a full glass top.same as my 125.they are older style tanks.my 125 has 1/2 thick glass and my 150 has 5/8..also the way it was made was,the front glasses are sorta bowed in ward and bows out when water is in it to a sorta straight glass.
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Old 08-18-2012, 10:57 AM   #10
 
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this message was ment for another thread.sorry
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