Aquarium Glass

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  1. Taufeeq

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    Hi, does anyone know where I can get cheap aquarium glass? Or any glass companies in Benoni that sell glass sheets and cut to specific dimension. Or petshop in Benoni that sell good priced tanks or second hand.
     
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    check Rene turck, i think they in boksburg, they sell glass cut to size
     
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    Great, thanks
     
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    Net gou n vraag ne, One can obviously not just buy ANY glass right? or Wrong?
     
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    All depends on tank size and volume of water. Anything from 200+ liters should probably have min 8mm 400+ probably between 10mm and 12mm...

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    Or just go to Pet master in Boksburg and buy one or Exotic aquariums in Benoni will buikd to size or Aquarium centre in the westrand.

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    birds and pets for africa in kempton highroad also has really good prices on tanks, got myne from Exotic aquariums when they had there second store in boksburg.
     
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    Yup my firts 400L came from them 20 years ago, I just recently resealed it and its still going strong. Is made out of 12mm glass. Heavy as all hell!!

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    I agree
    If you looking for standard size tanks their prices are reasonable and good workmanship
     
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    I was told you can build a 75cm deep tank no matter the length and width out of 10mm glass...
    What's your guys/girls opinion on that?
     
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    In 10mm, 60cm height is generally used. Depending on the dimensions, suitable bracing may be required.
     
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    What size glass are you looking for
     
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    On a 2.4 m length I would opt for at least a safety factor of 2 with the bottom plane of 12 mm or thicker.
     
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    The glass and water weight are going to be over 1.3 ton xD
     
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    Thank you
    I was told you could do 3000 x 1000 x 750 (length x width x hight) out of 10mm with bracing and a double base. Seems 12mm would be better suited
     
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    I ask my local pet shop to make me a tank, thanks
     

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