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Old 01/27/2018, 10:29 PM   #1
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Rimless build.

Just wanted to post a question, I'm planning on building a 36x24x12 rimless tank, I'm trying to figure out if 3/8" will be enough or would 1/2" be needed. Hoping uncleof6 sees this and can chime in.


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Old 01/28/2018, 05:20 AM   #2
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Assuming glass and that those dimensions are in inches...

yes 3/8" (10mm) is a good choice for glass and will make for a very solid rimless tank..

You could even do 5/16"(8mm) and still have a 10+ safety factor..
Usually 7.6 is the target safety factor min with a rimless tank..


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Old 01/28/2018, 02:27 PM   #3
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What would the safety factor be if I were to use 1/4"?


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Old 01/28/2018, 03:05 PM   #4
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What would the safety factor be if I were to use 1/4"?
Just right at 7.6 I believe..
I personally would not use 1/4"..


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Old 01/28/2018, 04:01 PM   #5
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Fair enough. 3/8" it is then.


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Old 02/09/2018, 03:32 PM   #6
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One last question, if I was to make it 14" tall instead of 12" would it still be safe to use 3/8" glass?


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