My final 1400L dream tank

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    Amazing tank,what thickness are sides?
     
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    It's a full glass tank , you can pm me for pricing

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    It's 10mm all round , tripple base with extra vertical & horizontal bracing

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    tank is almost done , still needs the 3rd base , and to be drilledde9ce23cb533eabda57c61e71447b98c.jpg

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    Very neat work there

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    @neltf Please build me one as well.
     
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    Thank you Piere

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    I am just going to say this - I have got tank that is exactly the same size as this one you building. The guy who made my tank, put a solid 25mm thick wooden plank on top of the metal, and then a full piece of styrofoam under the tank so the tank is really sitting and supported evenly all over It really does seem to be a safer way to support that weight of water over the ENTIRE bottom of the tank. The fact that your tank is just resting on those few strips of styrofoam worries me a bit - it looks as if it's not suppoterd enough - but that's just me being neurotic maybe?
     
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    I think you are , one never put a big piece of wood underneath the tank , that is what I have been doing with all my biggish tanks , that polystyrene is 30mm x 30mm strips put all over & 110% level , don't you worry about the rest...the tank is secure & steady

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    you should also go read up on tanks cracking due to water that spills over time over the wood , most common issue then the wood swells and that is when it when it cracks

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    Sealed marine plywood does not absorb water
     
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    Congrats on finally making your dreams come true. I also managed to finally obtain my monster tank , 210x60x80 in 12mm glass and heavily braced with the front panel being starfire.

    I am really excited for you , I cant imagine to see the look on your face once you start filling :)
     
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    no it doesn't , but I prefer it only on polystyrene , think 90% of others do also...

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    Thank you

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    We also don't have a solid piece of wood supporting the big tanks. We were also told that if the stand has enough braces its not necessary to put a piece of wood
    We did however put a whole solid base of polystyrene on the full base.
     
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    Nice scretch build. All of the best
     
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    let's paint shall we e6e49f4eddbb6bfc48412a6a36e95751.jpg

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    Very nice tank, 10mm is very thin glass for a tank that size, make sure your bracing is 100% and let the silicone fully cure before you fill up, rule of thumb 1mm of silicone = 1 day curing time. I would let that tank cure at least a month before adding water.
    Fill slowly over a couple of days.
    The polystyrene will be fine.
     
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    Would like to see what this looks like.
     
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    Thanks for the respond Jwh , yes , that's why I went with tripple base , euro bracing , and extra vertical & horizontal bracing...
    Plan is to let her sit for a month , then add only half of water , then fill completely the following day

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