Need Advice on 3 meter tank build

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  1. komodo

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    So I,m planing on building a 3 meter tank for my frontosa, dimentions will be 3000mm long 600mm wide and 580mm tall, the http://theaquatools.com/ shows 12mm glass with a safty factor of 4.
    I am also planning on using the same silicone methode as Custom Aquariums https://www.customaquariums.com/med...icone-polished-edges-diagram-square-large.jpg

    My question is 1. how safe are this calculator 2.will a standard euro bracing on top be enough and how many supports should i put from back to front panel. 3. sould i brace the bottom of the tank aswell.
    i'll be using 12mm for the bracing.

    My other option is a plywood tank with glass pannel.

    Any advice will be appreciated.
     
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  3. Ebrahim

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    Hi komodo. My very first tank build was a 3m x 600 X 600 with 10mm glass. I housed my moba frontosa in it. Hopefully I have some pics of it then I'll post it here.

    I braised the top, bottom and corners. 12mm glass is more then enough for that size tank.

    Enjoy the build
     
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    komodo

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    Thanks Ebrahim,This will be my first BIG tank build and it will not go well with the wife if a 1000l ends on the living room floor.
     
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    It may not be relevant but I saw that they use small spacers between the glass planes that allow the silicone to cure without being forced out by the weight of the glass.

    Maybe incorporate the same approach in your build?



    PS: Time @ 4:36
     
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