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Old 02-18-2011, 11:12 AM   #1
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Ok so i had an idea that if it works it will look awesome and i'll have a much larger aquarium. I have a 75gal salt water in my living room... Instead of buyin a bigger tank i was thinkin about just adding some glass to it.... This is how i see it in my head.... My tank is near by the tv as u can see on the picture... This summer i wanna finish building cabinets on the tv stand and i was wondering if i take the plastic piece off of the top of my tank close the top halfway with glass from right to left so the only opening on the tank will be on the left side. Then i would add the glass goin upwards a foot either in a 45• angle or straight up then go left again all the way to the wall so my tank now will be completely closed and the opening of the tank will be on the addition on top of the tv.... Let me know if its possible.... Or if theres a chance that it will work.... Cuz if it does im gonna go from 75gal to at least 200... Not sure yet.... Tks
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Old 02-18-2011, 11:18 AM   #2
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Did you take into account the thickness of the glass ? the more gallons you have the thicker the glass as to be. i believe at 125 gallons the glass should be 1/2 in thick. And at 75 gallon i believe the glass is 3/8th in thick. Here is a useful tool. Calculate Aquarium Glass Thickness | Aquarium Tools
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Yeah... Im doing a lot of research on glass and how to bond them but i wanna know if i can make this addition.... Like bonding glass goin upwards then left again
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The thickness of the glass you have for your 75 will not allow you to increase it to 200g, IMO. i did the same research when the bottom of my 90g leaked and was thinking of turning it into a 150g and all signs points to no.
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So because of the glass on my tank now i cant make the addition ... But not because of the new glass but because of the glass from this tank
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Because of glass thickness. The Larger the aquarium the thicker the glass needs to be. as i said the glass of your 75g is probaly 3/8 in thick, and even at 150g the thickness of the glass should be a minimum of 1/2 an inch.
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well i guess im just gonna have to buy extra glass and just replace my tank if i want this idea to come to life
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Cheaper to buy a tank than build a new 1
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i never thought of it that way because i thought that since the tank i have can only hold 75gal even if i added the other piece it wouldnt make a diff cuz there wont be more than 75 gals of water in the old thank!!!
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you really think it's cheaper??? even a custon made one?? like the one i described ??
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