aquarium construction

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Unread postby vikas » Wed Aug 07, 2013 9:26 am

hii guys.. i am going to order a new tank and it will be 4-5 footer but shops here are not so good and costs very high for such tanks so i am thinking about giving order to any glass shop they can make it easily. so need some information guys. is there any particular glass or any glass can be used for aquariums and any dimension will work or there is any rule for this?


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Re: aquarium construction

Unread postby aamir » Wed Aug 07, 2013 10:21 am

First of all fix a size that you want to go for so that one can tell you the proper thickness of the glass .
Its a big tank so i will suggest to go for a experienced guy rather than relaying on the glass shop guy cause small leak can mean in total tank breakdown
Last but not the least use good quality sillicon like (dow corning)and proper bracing for the tank
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Re: aquarium construction

Unread postby Matrix » Wed Aug 07, 2013 11:27 am

aamir wrote:First of all fix a size that you want to go for so that one can tell you the proper thickness of the glass .
Its a big tank so i will suggest to go for a experienced guy rather than relaying on the glass shop guy cause small leak can mean in total tank breakdown
Last but not the least use good quality sillicon like (dow corning)and proper bracing for the tank

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You can also try constructing yourself you'll need one more helper. Aamir is expert in this he can guide you well.
For glass thickness refer http://www.theaquatools.com/building-your-aquarium keep the safety factor min 2.5 or 3
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Re: aquarium construction

Unread postby Matrix » Wed Aug 07, 2013 11:28 am

Matrix wrote:
aamir wrote:First of all fix a size that you want to go for so that one can tell you the proper thickness of the glass .
Its a big tank so i will suggest to go for a experienced guy rather than relaying on the glass shop guy cause small leak can mean in total tank breakdown
Last but not the least use good quality sillicon like (dow corning)and proper bracing for the tank

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You can also try constructing yourself you'll need one more helper. Aamir is expert in this he can guide you well.
For glass thickness refer http://www.theaquatools.com/building-your-aquarium keep the safety factor min 2.5 or 3
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Re: aquarium construction

Unread postby shergill00 » Wed Aug 07, 2013 1:19 pm

Vikas most of the glass shop guys know nothing about fixing glass and it might turn out to be a disaster. As Aamir said first decide on dimensions and also speak to LFS, they would also tell you which kind of glass they use and thickness you should use. You should consult a professional. OR you need to invite some Hobbyist from Delhi who can help you. BTW Aamir is the guy for it. 666 he is lot of experience in making it, If you can convince him

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Re: aquarium construction

Unread postby vikas » Wed Aug 07, 2013 2:12 pm

lfs here have no idea about aquarium construction they only how to sell a goldie . there is one shop who makes aquarium on order but all dimensions and glass must be selected by owner. it will be a 4 footer then what height and breadth should i go for and glass thickness?
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Re: aquarium construction

Unread postby Ashok » Wed Aug 07, 2013 2:53 pm

vikas wrote:lfs here have no idea about aquarium construction they only how to sell a goldie . there is one shop who makes aquarium on order but all dimensions and glass must be selected by owner. it will be a 4 footer then what height and breadth should i go for and glass thickness?


Vikas,check for 50" x 20" x 20" in 10 mm glass.

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Re: aquarium construction

Unread postby vikas » Thu Aug 08, 2013 8:18 am

Ashok wrote:
vikas wrote:lfs here have no idea about aquarium construction they only how to sell a goldie . there is one shop who makes aquarium on order but all dimensions and glass must be selected by owner. it will be a 4 footer then what height and breadth should i go for and glass thickness?


Vikas,check for 50" x 20" x 20" in 10 mm glass.

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Unread postby Romi » Thu Aug 08, 2013 11:52 am

a dream dimension for a tank, that is fairly standard, but makes for a very heavy tank, and needs an angle iron stand that is confirmed to be strong enough, is 4 feet by 2 feet by 2 feet. Tirthankar Chattopadhyay and Vijendra Suryavanshi owned this size.

the day i have space, i will go for it... if u have it already, u might consider it.

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Re: aquarium construction

Unread postby Matrix » Thu Aug 08, 2013 12:33 pm

Romi wrote:a dream dimension for a tank, that is fairly standard, but makes for a very heavy tank, and needs an angle iron stand that is confirmed to be strong enough, is 4 feet by 2 feet by 2 feet. Tirthankar Chattopadhyay and Vijendra Suryavanshi owned this size.

the day i have space, i will go for it... if u have it already, u might consider it.


Mine is also 4' x 2' x 2' = 99gal tank constructed using 12mm thick glass, it was my first big tank and i constructed it myself. Its not that difficult.
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