Tank Weight

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  1. Donny

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    Tank is 1.2 x 45 x 45, what would the weight of the tank be with water and substrate ???
     
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    Well the water is directly equal to the litres, so 200l will be 200kg.

    Substrate covering that bottom I would guess 20-30kg.

    Tank itself all depends on the glass thickness I guess.
     
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    glass thickness i think is 5mm maybe a little thicker than that.
     
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    Aren't 1.2's made out of 8mm glass with a 10mm base?
     
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    Tank made by Rorly's (spelling most likely wrong) i think it is 8mm all round with support right around the bottom and strength beams along front and back at the top.
     
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    my 2.5m would clock in around 3.5tons
     
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    Reason for asking is i have tv cabinet so going to build a metal frame into it but trying to decide if we going to use square metal tube or round tubing for legs .. :)
     
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    For a moment there I thought you were joking, and then I calculated and realised it's not all that ridiculous after all.
     
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    Donny - 20mm square tube will do you fine for a 1.2, as long as there is a centre support.

    Your weight is approx 50kg for the tank 20kg for the substrate and 180kg for the water

    total about 250kg
     
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    Thanks Zafgak .... will put a centre brace in the metal frame ...the frame it self will only be 900 long so a over hang of 150 will be on each side but thinking 25mm of wood thickness would make up for short fall of metal frame
     
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    With 25mm wood you should be fine - just as a suggestion use marine ply
     
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    ok, cause cupboard is 10mm thick which is chip board then was gonna add another 15 mm chip board ontop of that ...with 25mm foam.
     
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    Just be careful of the chip board - if it gets wet you will lose the 150mm support..
     
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    Normally paint it, but will be carefull thanks for the help .. Zafgak
     
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    be very carefull with chipboard as the base, if it swells to much when it gets wet the foam (assume polystyrene) may not be able to take all the deflection and would cause the tank to sit uneven resulting in the glass breaking
     
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    Thanks Linga ... have always used chip board that i have sealed with paint and when messing water on always dried off with a cloth ... but touch wood i have never had a problem with it.
     
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    You mean "touch chipboard.....":blink1:
     
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    :) :) well wielder will be coming around one evening this week to check specs and what I want :)
     
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    you can also look for that translucent thick plastic sheets some use as "table cloth" or when you re-do office furnature, you'll see a thick plastic sheet covering the chairs etc, dunno what its called, anyway, you could drape that between the polys. and the chip board, prevent any water from splashing on/touching it
     
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    will look at see ....
     

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