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Hi I am going to be buying a new aquarium as I would like to keep tropical fish, I seen this aquarium (see link below) but the glass is only 8mm thick and the tank being 330 litre, is this aquarium safe ?
I used an online DIY aquarium calculator to see what the glass thickness should be, it says 8mm is unsafe ???
I looked at some of the well known named aquariams Juwel and aqua one and some of their big tanks 300 litre plus have only 8mm glass, soI am very confused about the tank linked below, and I really like the look of this tank and the price as well!
Any advice and help from you guys will be greatly appreciated!!

Cabinet Fish Tank Aquarium - 330 Litres - 120cm / 4ft - 4 Four Colours - Cabinet Aquarium Fish Tanks - Fish Tanks - All Pond Solutions
 

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hi
i think it looks really nice.
are you going to use the external filter along side the filter the tank has ?
 

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I want to use the tank as a planted tropical tank, I am guessing the FOWLR stands for fish only with live rock ?? (GOOGLED THIS)
Do you think this tank is good for that ?
I have never set up a tank of any kind before, I have learned from reading articles on the net that things should be taken slowly, I really like the look of that plant that grows like grass over the bottom, do you have experience and advice for a good planted tank, will I need a c02 system ?
Thanks very much for what you have said up till now, I feel much more confident getting this tank. Cheers
 

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FOWLR is a salt water setup, your looking at a fresh water setup if you want live plants, the tank will do fine as a fresh water setup, it just might have a few extras you wont use. Head over to the plant section of the forum and read the 4 posts by byron at the top to get a good primer into getting into planted aquariums. If you need co2 all depends on how much time money and effort you want to put into this tank to get the desired results, but probably 90% of people with live plants don't run co2.
 

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Zof kind of beat me to it, but I'll go ahead and link some of the articles that would be great to read if you're just starting out. The most appropriate would be cycling your tank.

http://www.tropicalfishkeeping.com/freshwater-aquarium/beginners-guide-freshwater-aquarium-cycle-38617/

And then of course Byron's articles for the planted aquarium. If you ever have doubts about how nice a non-CO2 tank can look, just look through Byron's tanks. They are all stunning with great looking plants. I'll link the first of the four articles

http://www.tropicalfishkeeping.com/aquarium-plants/basic-approach-natural-planted-aquarium-part-34861/
 

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Thanks very much, some excellent reading there, hopefully in the future I will be able to post some photos when I have it set up.
 

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Your are more than welcome to follow my channel on youtube, MrBigfish93. I have a series that explains all of the steps to setting up a tropical aquarium.
 
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