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Old 10-18-2009, 09:59 PM   #1
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wanting to build a huge tank aprox 3100 gal need info

im kicking around the idea of building a 12ft x 5ft x 7ft tank in my basment iv got a really good start to planning it but was wondering if any body had any input as to how thick the glass should be. the face of the glass will be around 5ft tall and 6ft long and the the distance from glass to the back is 5 ft the bottom 2ft of the tank will be concret to help take the strain and maby reduce the thickness of the glass . any real info would be great if you know ur stuff and ned more info just ask
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Old 10-18-2009, 11:04 PM   #2
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what are you gonna put in it
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Old 10-19-2009, 02:08 AM   #3
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i would say at least 1.5"
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yea i think we all want to know wats going in this tank..... wow thats a big tank good grief how much money are you planning on putting into this system i really hope your rich.......and if this project kicks off i think i can speak for everyone here on aquariumadvice.com we all want pics of the entire process!!!!!
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Old 10-19-2009, 08:46 AM   #5
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Reminds me of the old Star Trek movie when Scottie was trying to figure out the glass thickness for the whale.

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Old 10-19-2009, 09:59 AM   #6
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Sorry i can't help with figuring that out. if you havent seen this thread yet it will probably help with some things. at 5ft by 6ft that's gonna be some really thick glass. don't they usually use acrylic at those larger sizes?
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I do believe so. I think Scottie was even calculating plexiglass strength.
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If I recall correctly, Scottie was going to use transparent aluminum to keep the humpback whale in.
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ahhhh i am surrounded by nerds!!!!! LOL JK GUYS
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Old 10-19-2009, 03:02 PM   #10
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I would say around 1.5" to 2" thick. What are you gonna put in this tank? I can tell you this you better provide pictures.

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