View Full Version : Help with large acrylic tank Please!

08/25/2016, 10:54 PM
So i have been on the lookout for a few months for a 8-12 foot long tank..I finally found something that interests me..

the tank was built new by ******* in 2010.
Its 10'x48"x30" High
the owner told me he bought it new and did a water leak test and never used it since.. My question is among others.. he tell me the top and sides are 3/4"
and the bottom is 1/2" Acrylic.
Most tanks i am looking at that size are 1-1.25" think

Should I be concerned?

08/25/2016, 11:15 PM

08/26/2016, 06:56 AM
It's a lot of water pressure for one that large. But I thought I read somewhere that the atm guys use that. (Not that means it's ok) best to get thoughts from others with large acrylic Ts ks

08/26/2016, 08:00 AM
i have done some more research.. Look like im best to stay away from this thank.

08/26/2016, 10:18 AM
I'm sure it would be helpful to others here to know the who/what/where of your research and what your conclusions were so that everyone can learn from your experience.


08/26/2016, 06:08 PM
Well based on all the Calculators online they all say it should be 1.25 Inch thick to be safe..
My gut was telling me it wasnt thick enough..