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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 11-20-2003, 09:58 PM Thread Starter
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It's getting colder outside, and with so much free time on my hands, I'm looking for a new little project. I'm thinking about building a small cubic aquarium, around 12x12x12". The glass I'm thinking of using is 1/8" thick, will this be to thin, to support the water pressure? Would it be possible to build a sump into the back? and how would I go about doing so? I'd like it 2-3" deep, and would probably add that on to the final size, making it 12x14x12, with dark colored glass or acylic so you couldn't see through it. How would one go about putting together such a project?


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I would go with 1/2 inch glass, I have a 5 gallon cube prebuilt thats apx those dimensions and the glass is about that thick, i think that gives it extra grip for the sealent at the edges, and glass is not as strong as acrylic, 1/8 acrylic would probably be fine.


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I'd say 1/2" glass would be rather thick for those dimensions. If its acrylic, you can use a polymer bonder to make the seals, then always use a little silicon sealent for extra measure. 1/8" should be fine.
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post #4 of 5 (permalink) Old 11-23-2003, 07:15 PM
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oh, is there any particular reason you dont want to be able to see in the aquarium? just curious...
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It would only been for the back, and 1 side, with the other 2 open, to give it a premade background and to hide the sump from view.
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