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Old 02-18-2011, 11:48 AM   #11
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Have you ever priced glass ? i dont know about there. but all the glass places here have to special order anything 1/2 in and over
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Just to clarify, the volume of the tank doesn't really matter. The height of the tank is what really matters. The deeper the water, more pressure under it. Saltwater 33 feet deep creates 14.7 psi. (34 feet for freshwater).
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So your saying that the wieght of the extra water isnt going to factor into the stress put on the glass ?
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ok.... i'm not sayin you guys are wrong... just trying to clear up all questions in my mind... when you said the weight.... wont the weight be spread ou throu out the tank since the addition will be at least 9ft long?
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Old 02-18-2011, 12:03 PM   #15
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i'm gonna try to draw my idea and post it here so you see!!
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Old 02-18-2011, 12:05 PM   #16
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That would be best. Might be misunderstanding what you are trying to do.
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Old 02-18-2011, 12:07 PM   #17
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Deep Seven was saying that the size isn't as important for the thickness of the side pieces of glass. If you have a 500 gallon tank that is 2' tall and a 75gallon tank that is 2' tall the pressure the water puts on the side pannels of glass is the same because pressure is only dependant on the depth of the water.

There would be significantly different requirements for the bottom glass and the support structure for those two different made up tank sizes though.

In your idea because you would be adding additional depth (if i am understanding what you want to do) the thickness of glass in your existing tank would not be sufficient.
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Old 02-18-2011, 12:17 PM   #18
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either the one in black shooting straight up or the white one in an angle!!!
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The only way to make that work is if you sealed the top of the current 75 completly. That would also be adding a lot of depth to the tank and i don't think the current 75 glass would be thick enough to hold it. I'm afraid that project should be left unattempted.
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yea i kno i would have to seal the top till the piece that would connect both parts
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