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nattydread
08/29/2007, 01:42 PM
I am getting a qoute for a tank. 72x30x24 =225 gal. Eurobraced Acrylic.

The builder will make the front and sides 1" thick for no charge, the rest 3/4.

Is that too much? I read somewhere 1 inch begins to distort the view.

stlouisguy
08/29/2007, 02:18 PM
This is 1 1/4"

http://i59.photobucket.com/albums/g297/ccreighton77/DSCN0156.jpg

http://i59.photobucket.com/albums/g297/ccreighton77/DSCN0166.jpg

1" is fine

FishTruck
08/29/2007, 04:41 PM
Who is your builder? I too am in this market.

LEPRECAUN
08/29/2007, 05:58 PM
<a href=showthread.php?s=&postid=10662542#post10662542 target=_blank>Originally posted</a> by FishTruck
Who is your builder? I too am in this market.



James at Envision Acrylics is building two 280 gallon sumps and a 96 x 42 x 32 Aquarium for me. The Aquarium will be made out of 1 inch acrylic. He is great to work with.

stlouisguy
08/29/2007, 07:06 PM
James built mine