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automatsasra
07-23-2008, 04:18 PM
this is the first time i have joined any forum and a big hi :19: to everyone.
i have a small query and would request some help.
i wish to make an all-glass tank of size 12' width (left to right) x 1'6" depth (front to back) x 4' height (top to bottom). i need to know:
1. thickness of glass to be used.
2. since depth is only 1'6", can i use angle iron frame instead of braces, on top of tank, to prevent the glass from 'bulging' out.
3. any other precautions that i need to take.

my name is 'sudhir malhotra' and i am
from mumbai, india.

angelcakes
07-23-2008, 04:19 PM
hello and welcome:19:

Billythefish
07-23-2008, 05:15 PM
Hi can you be more clear im a bit lost... Say 4ftlx2fthx2ftw ect.. Sorry but it will make it easy for me to picture

siymdapolio
07-23-2008, 05:39 PM
Hi and welcome to the aquatic community! I dont know if you have but you can write a post in the introduce yourself section of the forum and let everyone know you are here!

As well with your questions I say you can could use a 1/4 inch thick glass but i am no expert. You can as well post your question on the DIY(do-it youself) section as well

Good luck great to have you here!

ladyoutlaw50
07-23-2008, 07:20 PM
Welcome to the AC -- good luck with your project!! Would love to see pictures as it progresses along!!

sandy_n
07-23-2008, 08:29 PM
Hi Sudhir. Welcome to AC and good luck with your project.

bushwhacker
07-23-2008, 09:54 PM
yes you can and 1/4 in glass would be fine the angle iron worrys me as it would have to be welded at the joint and if it wasnt ground flat inside it may crack the glass due to imperfections in the joint.. i read ths wrong a 12 ft long tank you couldnt use 1/4 in glass youd need something at least 1 to 2 inch thick