Maybe if the glass were thick enough? not sure. I'd put bracing on it either way though, just to be safe. That's a lot of water on the floor.
not sure. I'd put bracing on it either way though, just to be safe. That's a lot of water on the floor.
Well I want bright lights without the heat of metal halide and the energy usage and I would need at least a 72"-96" x 6-8 bulb florescent to cover this tank well.wow expensive lights are expensive.
They have the tank I want already, just need to order it and they build it and if I choose Starfire front the whole thing will cost me about 1100 with shipping. I plan on using 2 Fluval FX5s and a Fluval 406 for the heater/reactor and those three LED lights.3/4" thick would be the min thickness for rimless, but most would only do 7/8" to 1". So 8ft long tank made from 1" thick glass weight?
Better have 4-6 strong people with suction disc to move it.
cost? 1500-2000$ min for tank alone.
With euro bracing, might drop some on the cost and the weight. 1000-1500$ perhaps.
I would not use canisters, but would use a bean animal over flow and a wet/dry sealed over the dry section with duct tape etc. I would also have the over flows on the outside of the tank, not on the inside.
Exactly. As someone who owns a similar tank and builds houses, no extra support will be needed if the tank is running perpendicular to the floor joists and close to a bearing wall. Unless of course the framing in your house/apartment is ancient or strange.This tank is 18" tall. It is the tall tanks that put a big load on floors, this one's load is well spread out. While it will weigh more than half a ton the load is over 96". The load would be less than 2 75 gallon tanks sitting side by side as this tank is both shorter and less deep front to back than a 48x18x21" tall 75 gallon tank.