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    How thick does glass need to be on an 8x10 aquarium?
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    I'd say around 1/4" that is if you're talking about 8"x10"x6"(?)
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    Sorry I was not very specific. It will be 10l x 8w x 8t inches
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    I would say 1/8" with a support or two or just go with the safe bet and rock 1/4". Lowes is awesome for it, they'll cut it precisely for you as opposed to home depot which sells acrylic but will NOT cut it. make sure to put silicone on the ends of the two end pieces then clamp them together and then silicone all your corners. Good luck man!
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    I don't have specifics on glass but with 2.8 gallons of volume, This should be interesting.

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    I made one but I didn't do it right, I didn't silicone glass to glass. it was about maybe 10"x4"x4". It worked well for a little while but it went south from there, so you really need to put silicone on the side piece before you sandwich the other pieces on.
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    Thanks for the help and I'm not fully decided on size yet but want something to put more guppy fry in and have wanted to make a tank for awhile. Thanks for the imput and how do you suggest I put a support on it?
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    you can just take a strip or two and either sandwich em in the middle between the long pieces or silicone them on top.

    I think maybe tomorrow I'll tear down the one I made and clean it up and start over. They're fun to make even though the silicone gets a little messy, some folks suggest using a latex glove to apply it but I like to be able to feel what I'm doing so I go the messy route, its not so bad just keep some paper towels around or a damp cloth, preferably an old t-shirt you're willing to throw away.

    AND I didn't use any supports for mine...
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    Cool thanks for the help, I really appreciate it.
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