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Old 07/26/2009, 11:45 PM   #6
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Originally posted by prettypearl08
I am thinking and leaning towards 300 Gallons. The dimensions I am looking at are 60"L x 24"W x 48"H because I plan on putting built in cabinetry around it similar to an entertainment center.
I don't even want to think about acrylic for this tank..... other than to say: REAL THICK

Glass tank:

For the sides you are looking at least 1.125" thick (no thinner). The bottom will need to be thicker ~1.75". This is for a fully "framed" tank, with a safety factor of 3.8, higher is better. Don't think you would want to think about a rimless tank of these dimensions........ The height is the issue with this tank. For a 60"L x 48"W x 24"H, you could use .5" glass with a "frame" and .75" glass for a rimless.


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Current Tank Info: 325 6' wide Reef
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