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I'm planing on building a 24x8x8 aquarium out of glass. My question is would i be able to get a away with 1/8 glass or would i need to bump it up to 1/4 glass? Has any one done this before? Is there some sort of glass thickness table that some one could link me.

 

Thanks my shrimp loveing friends

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I'm planing on building a 24x8x8 aquarium out of glass. My question is would i be able to get a away with 1/8 glass or would i need to bump it up to 1/4 glass? Has any one done this before? Is there some sort of glass thickness table that some one could link me.

 

Thanks my shrimp loveing friends

I wouldn't go any thinner than 1/4", maybe you could get away with 3/16", but I'm not sure that's even available.

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http://lmgtfy.com/?q=tank+glass+thicknesses+calculator

 

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untempered or tempered?

 

 

My 12 gal long, 9x9x36, they use 1/4" on sides and 1/2"on the bottom untempered.

 

I have looked at 1/8 before. I would only consider it for internal dividers.

 

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Will you use a frame of sorts?  My understanding is the frame-less tanks use thicker glass to prevent bowing and cracking.  Not sure how tempered would factor in.  I wouldn't mind following your build.  The thought of a custom sized build is intriguing.

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Tempered glass is stronger than regular glass, and if you have an "accident" involving a broken tank you most likely won't be having a trip to the emergency room like you would for plate glass.

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On ‎7‎/‎29‎/‎2016 at 6:45 PM, CarRuby12 said:

I'm planing on building a 24x8x8 aquarium out of glass. My question is would i be able to get a away with 1/8 glass or would i need to bump it up to 1/4 glass?

 

did you ever get into this project?

I would think the 1/8" glass would bow too much.

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I live by the rule "Overkill is its own reward".

1" acrylic 10g tank? Count me in!

If over engineering means a 9 comes through my front window and stops dead when it hits my 550. I call that a win/win. At least after that those angel fish will listen to me.

 

Note to self: build 550.

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