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Old 11-28-2009, 01:45 AM   #1
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thermopane glass

Can I use it to build a fish tank? I have enough pieces
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Old 11-28-2009, 01:46 AM   #2
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Oh the tank is going to be 4 feet high and 7 feet wide and 4 feet deep
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Are you seriously thinking about building a glass tank that's 7' wide and 4' high? It better be some really thick glass cause your standard thermopane glass won't do the trick.
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Are you trying to say the tank will be 7' long by 4' wide by 4' high.

That's alot of pressure on the front panel. It will have to be quite thick.

try these sites
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According to most references the glass should be at least 1" thick.
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Old 11-28-2009, 02:27 PM   #5
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Im sorry I want it to be 3 feet high. My bad.
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Old 11-28-2009, 03:51 PM   #6
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OK at 3' high the tables say 18mm thick panels.
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Yes I know that but thermopane glass is two sheets of glass with some kind of gas in between the two. Will this be okay to use. I have enough to build the tank with it. But I also have enough glass sheets to build it to.
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I would use solid glass. I`m sure the thermopane will compromise the integrity of the glass.
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Old 11-28-2009, 07:26 PM   #9
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Okay thanks. But thermopane also keeps the heat out so I wasnt thinking about using that backwards to keep the heat in. But I think if I use plate glass and put a layer on the sides back and bottom that will be good. I am only going to be viewing the fish from the front. The side and back and going to be touching the walls. So you think it would be okay to use 1/2 inch thick for the sides and back and for the bottom and and front use 3/4 thick?
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Old 11-28-2009, 08:16 PM   #10
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Try reading this.
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