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i know glass doctor here in crestview has just about any size you need. They also take care of the military folks. if you know how much you need i could ask how much for it.

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i know glass doctor here in crestview has just about any size you need. They also take care of the military folks. if you know how much you need i could ask how much for it.

i figured id just go with .5 in and the sizes are 1 ea. 60x18, 2 ea 18x18, and 2 ea 59x18

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By all means someone correct me if I'm wrong but I believe the sides are supposed to surround the bottom piece not sit on top of it so if your 60x18 is the bottom and those are in fact the bottom dimensions you want then the bottom would have to be 59x17 and then. You'd need 2ea 60x18 for the front and back and then 2ea 17x18 for the sides which would make then tank 60x18x18. Just my .02

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By all means someone correct me if I'm wrong but I believe the sides are supposed to surround the bottom piece not sit on top of it so if your 60x18 is the bottom and those are in fact the bottom dimensions you want then the bottom would have to be 59x17 and then. You'd need 2ea 60x18 for the front and back and then 2ea 17x18 for the sides which would make then tank 60x18x18. Just my .02

First Hub City Glass in Crestview has the best prices around for glass ( I have called them all ) and they can order low iron or Starfire glass which is 50% clearer than regular glass. Also as a side note hub city doesn't treat you like your a freak when you ask about ordering sheets of glass and having them cut to certain lengths like some others do.. my exp

I'm sure that there are different construction methods but what I found that works is that the glass walls sit on top of the bottom piece. I think that there is less pressure on the seams this way and that there is more for the silicone to hold onto.

If you are building your own tanks here is the formula that works.

Bottom sheet. L X W in this example 60 x 18

End pieces . W X H in this example 18 X 18

Front and Back Sides L - thickness of glass X H in this example using 1/4 glass (total length 60 - (.25+.25)= 59.5 X 18

As a side note I am tossing around the idea of building my ultimate dream tank..

96 x 48 X 30 Using .5 in StarFire glass on 3 sides. Total Volume 600 gallons + 150 gallon sump = 750 gallons of fun !! My total glass qt from Hubcity $1750. Now considering the fact that this tank would be 10k+ if ordered from a custom builder it makes the idea of building it more feasible. Glass plus building materials comes in at around $2k for a Eurobraced rimless tank using black RTV 103 silicone. It is almost a no brainier... Might have to be a birthday present to myself.

Edited by luckysnapper

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