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Can i build a tank with 5mm thick glass?

can i build a tank 2000x500x400mm with braces with 5mm thick glass?

Answer:

NO WAY. You are going to need at very least 12 - 15 mm glass on that tank maybe higher. That just going of a tank here which is just over 55 gallons or 220 lt in it and that has 7mm in it and braced. As off them measurements that going to be close to a 105 gallon tank or close to 400 lts. So ya looking at 400 kg of weight just in water before ya add anything else to it eg gravel etc. And as soon as ya fill it ya going to have a huge mess to clean up when the glass gives way under the weight .
Apr 14, 2017
I just checked my commercially made tank. It's 1200x 500 x 400 and build from 6mm glass. The extra length will be OK as long as it's braced properly. My tank has internal "Euro" bracing and a tie brace from front to back The bottom glass is 8mm I think 5mm would be cutting things a bit too fine. Ian
Apr 14, 2017
theoretically okorder.com/... visit these sites where you can find the safety factor with 5 mm but really 5mm is a nothing thickness as your width is 20 inch which is too much pressure on side glass
Apr 14, 2017

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