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Rimless Optiwhite Aquarium.

Hi Guys, I have just had a, sorry for imperial measurements but I am still hanging on to the " old " ways, 36 inch by 12 inch by 12 inch Aquarium made with 6 mm, what's that in Inches?, thickness Glass , is this safe, being Brace-less etc. I downloaded this https://www.plantedtank.net/forums/di...alculator.html and it looks safe but doesn't give a very safe score for the Base, I will be putting it onto a 1 cm thick rubberised Aquarium Mat. Any advice more than welcome.

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Aquarium made with 6 mm, what's that in Inches?,
6mm / 25.4 = .24" About 1/4"

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6mm / 25.4 = .24" About 1/4"
Thanks for the reply, would you deem a Tank of those dimensions as safe without a Rim or Braces?

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36 inch too long for 6mm class imo
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10mm or 3/8"(9.525 mm) ...and 1/2" would be better yet.
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I think 1/4" would cut it. The tank isn't very tall, which is the greatest factor.

According to this calculator you have a safety factor of 6.

http://www.theaquatools.com/building-your-aquarium


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I think 1/4" would cut it. The tank isn't very tall, which is the greatest factor.

According to this calculator you have a safety factor of 6.

http://www.theaquatools.com/building-your-aquarium
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1/4 will be very safe for those dimensions

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Thanks Guys.

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I think 8mm is the minimum for a 90cm tank. Your tank is only a foot tall though so you might be ok. Only one way to know for sure... lol

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I think 8mm is the minimum for a 90cm tank. Your tank is only a foot tall though so you might be ok. Only one way to know for sure... lol





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I like it. How much did it cost to have that made?? I'd wouldn't worry about the glass....i'd be worried about the table holding 230lbs on the edge like that...

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I hear you, loud and clear but the Table is a lot sturdier than it appears !
We, all six Kids were all reared from, and played on that Table, it is solid Pine with legs like Tree Trunks and Braces so it isn't going anywhere, it has always been the Test area for new Tanks and projects.

The Tank cost 129 Euro, so around 160 Dollars US.

An alternative was to get the Tank made from normal Glass and only have the Optiwhite on the Face but it just looked better to go all the way.

I plan a simple set up with Sandstone from a local Reservoir that due to, believe it or not, drought in lovely rainy Ireland, which had caused it to become visible and available courtesy of a Friend in the Parks and wildlife dept. Stock will be 20 Galaxy Danios F1 and 20 Emerald Danios wild caught. I will also have, to fill the upper levels, Rasbora Kubotai x 12.

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Stock will be 20 Galaxy Danios F1 and 20 Emerald Danios wild caught. I will also have, to fill the upper levels, Rasbora Kubotai x 12.
That will look awesome!!! Great choice on fish!

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That will look awesome!!! Great choice on fish!
Cheers, and thanks for the interest.

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Ok Guys.

Update, Tank was seeded with many squeezings from stable Tanks and using an established External Eheim Filter.

I hope it's ok to post from Youtube.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6vdzbiQhx-Y

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