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    DIYFK member Azws6's Avatar


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    Acrylic tank build

    Hello Guys,
    new member here.. wanted to start off with a big thanks for all this site and the vids on youtube are AWESOME!

    to my question..
    I am thinking of building my own tank which is going to be 150cm x 50cm x 50cm (60" x 20" x 20" roughly)
    how much thickness should i go for? after 2 days of research i got to the point that 10mm would be good along with 4 top bracing 50cm apart (2 on the sides and 2 along the mid spaced evenly)
    -i do not know what type of acrylic is offered locally if its cell cast or extruded but those things arent cheap... Click here to enlarge
    -should i strictly go for cell cast?
    any advice on the thickness is greatly appreciated.

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    Hi and welcome.....Click here to enlarge

    See member "Meep" signature line and you will find a link to a thickness calculator....

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    Got it thnx, also joey mentioned there's a calc here somewhere but i couldn't find it.
    in the calc it says glass, is it generalized for both glass and acrylic? or theres a difference?

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    Awesome. Ty

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