glass thickness is enough?
hi guys, im filling up my tank now for a full leak test..
but noticed a tiny tiny bending..
glass length is 56inch
tank width is 24inch
height of glass is 22 inch
depth would be 21 inch
glass thickness is 12mm..
total water = 100gal
is this enough.. i have 2 braces, but located on the far opposite ends to support the silicone and prevent tearing..
but, if i would go brace less tank .. is that thickness enough ? 21 inch depth..
rivermud calculator says if i had 12mm, i have 4.5 safety factor.. with 22 inch depth
and 5.0 safety factor with 21 inch depth
with 0.25 mm deflection...
or the bending i saw right now is just my eyes playing tricks with me..
or me just being nervous breaking the glass i spent so much.. hahaha.. :O
currently its on 18n inch depth
anyway, if any of you guys can tell me its safe, then ill proceed going for the max depth 21inch i planned..
Last edited by yanzco; 06-25-2013 at 02:58 AM.
Reason: added info