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Old 03-21-2013, 02:59 PM   #1
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I have several SW aquariums. Thinking about building a 300 gallon aquarium and selling the other aquariums. I want to consolidate the time I spend on maintenance. I suppose glass would be stronger for that size tank. What is the thickness I should get? And is it hard to do? I have a local glass company that I will order it from. Does anyone have any idea of the price if glass? I want to make sure I get a fair price.
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Old 03-21-2013, 03:51 PM   #2
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I went to a local glass shop to get a quote on glass for a custom tank. Prices were ridiculous. I decided to go with a standard tank. Perhaps you'll have better luck.
There are numerous websites that give recommended thickness based on length and hieght. Ie 6'x30" is 16mm thick
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Old 03-21-2013, 09:32 PM   #3
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call ATM and get a quote on an acrylic tank. Acrylic is stronger than glass isn't it?
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Old 03-24-2013, 12:07 PM   #4
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Sorry I haven't been on the forum lately. Building a tank might be more trouble than its worth. I have 3 SW tanks with the largest a 140 gallon. I was just thinking of having one big one than 3 tanks scattered about the house. Kinda hard to get out of town with that many tanks. Hubby doesn't know anything about what my tanks need. All he likes to do is look at them and show them off to his friends. Lol.
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Old 03-24-2013, 04:01 PM   #5
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call ATM and get a quote on an acrylic tank. Acrylic is stronger than glass isn't it?
Dont call atm they are a rip off. I work at an lfs here in vegas and i can get the same tank for much less than atm. Id rather have a glass tank anyways.
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I used 3/4 inch. on my 8 foot only problem is it's heavy 352 lbs empty tank measures 96 x 18 x 24 nice thing is it dont scratch as easy as Acrylic
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