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DaveHaag
02-21-2012, 01:53 PM
Hi all,

I am going to be building a custom glass aquarium that will be 22"length x 10" width x 46" tall.... I'm thinking that I should be useing 1/4" for this but, figured I would get some input....

So, what ya think?

MLBfan
02-21-2012, 02:02 PM
I entered that info onto here http://www.theaquatools.com/building-your-aquarium, it said 13 mm, so 1/2 an inch would be good, this site seems to have many helpful tools

Goes to 11!
02-21-2012, 02:26 PM
:think:. . . Have you considered how much fun that will be to clean the glass, vac, or scape?... Just saying.

Brhino
02-21-2012, 02:55 PM
:think:. . . Have you considered how much fun that will be to clean the glass, vac, or scape?... Just saying.

+1

A tank that tall and narrow is going to be really hard to maintain, and you won't be able to stock many or large fish because it's only got the footprint of a 10 gallon tank. What are your plans for it?

MLBfan
02-21-2012, 03:03 PM
maybe you could make a shelf and have 2 or 3 ten gallons on top of each other if you don't have muchfloor space, like you see at fish stores, somewhat like http://www.exoticaquaticstexas.com/images/store/Picture%20026.jpg, only of course not as big

ScottishFish
02-21-2012, 03:10 PM
Jeez thats a tidy looking fish store :P

Crispy
02-21-2012, 08:43 PM
I agree those are odd dimensions for a build..

0.5" glass is only safe for 30" tall aquariums. with your height you'll need 0.75" or thicker. glass thickness depends solely on the height of the aquarium.

hpt84
02-22-2012, 12:50 PM
maybe you could make a shelf and have 2 or 3 ten gallons on top of each other if you don't have muchfloor space, like you see at fish stores, somewhat like http://www.exoticaquaticstexas.com/images/store/Picture%20026.jpg, only of course not as big
I have yet to see a fish store that clean:hmm3grin2orange:

DaveHaag
02-22-2012, 02:22 PM
First let me say, thanx for all the replies....

I just moved into a new home, I have this archway that has a pilar on either side and their is the distance I specified between the pilar and wher the wall starts... Figured it wld be cool to build up a aquarium in the opening on either side...

Thanks...good day!!

DaveHaag
02-22-2012, 02:26 PM
Now that I'm thinking about this...I think I might do 3 ten gallon aquariums.... I think it will look cool too..Or maybe splitting it into two...