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sujaydp 06-13-2012 02:57 PM

Aquarium Glass arrangement
 
Hi all,

I've noticed the glass panes arranged in different manner in almost all the aquariums.
The following are the five types of set-ups I have seen.

Which one is the best ? (scientifically taking the design and water pressure on the joints into consideration)
Which is the most common one..? (assembled by most commercial manufacturers)
Which one is the easiest to make with less fuss..?

Sujay

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fishyboy 06-13-2012 04:09 PM

Believe Type B is the strongest

Francis Xavier 06-13-2012 08:59 PM

The ADA aquariums are constructed with Type B arrangement for stability.

sujaydp 06-14-2012 01:09 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Francis Xavier (Post 1901254)
The ADA aquariums are constructed with Type B arrangement for stability.

Thanks Francis,
Any comments on the E type..?

Sujay

Francis Xavier 06-14-2012 02:17 PM

Really the difference between E and B type arrangements is what pane of glass the pressure ends up on - in the B type the pressure ends up on the front pane of glass, which holds together via having support.

In the E type the pressure is put on the side panels - which are shorter, and not as stable.

But between the two, they're both good designs.

Francis Xavier 06-14-2012 02:18 PM

Really the difference between E and B type arrangements is what pane of glass the pressure ends up on - in the B type the pressure ends up on the front pane of glass, which holds together via having support.

In the E type the pressure is put on the side panels - which are shorter, and not as stable.

But between the two, they're both good designs.


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