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seered247
06-21-2004, 05:11 PM
Ok well i have begun to plan my dream tank it will be 3 feet tall by 2 feet deep and 4 feet long and im going to make it from plexiglass. what i was wondering is how thick does the glass need to be to support that much weight? Is there a chart to determine this? thanks in advance for the replys.

Trim4c
06-22-2004, 07:11 AM
well...each gallon weighs somewhere around 8 pounds..
i have a chart but cant find it..:(
anyway...im thinkin atleast 3/4...just what i think..
hop i was a help man..

Trim4c
06-22-2004, 07:16 AM
O.k.
i have this figured outt...kinda..lol..
your tank will be in around the 180 gallon range...
but...they say you shouldnt make an accrylic tank nomore then 24 inches high...would be a nice tank though..if you do ,do it...

seered247
06-22-2004, 08:17 AM
no more than 2 feet huh? kinda puts a damper on my plans :(. well maybe glass then and if so would it have to be as thick and could it get this tall?

Trim4c
06-22-2004, 05:42 PM
well...the taller you make it and longer at the same time...
your only making it weaker...and could bust...
im just trying ot save you from a mess man...sorry to bumm you outt..

seered247
07-10-2004, 04:42 PM
Thats ok just got a free 150 gl so that will keep me busy with a large tank for a awhile before i start trying to plan a huge tank again.