Fluval Edge style aquarium

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Hi all,
I'm new here but have had many fresh water standard aquariums.
I am looking to build a larger version of the fluval edge with a larger access hole and overflow to sump.
I would like the tank to over hang the bottom of the plinth by about 40 mm.
What thickness glass should i be using for the bottom of the tan and also the sides and top.

Tank size will be 1000 to 1200mm(L) x 300mm(H) x 450mm(W) Aquarium

I was thinking 8 mm for the bottom to help support the tank with the overhang. And 6 mm for all other sides.
Does this seem ok.

I have done a sketchup design to show how I want the finished product to look.

Any help and tips would be awesome.

Thanks Tirral

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Greetings. :]

That's above my pay grade :grin: someone here will help I'm sure.
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Welcome! I'm no use on this one! in theory you could use thinner than normal because of the top pane of a glass supporting the tank ( Same way braces do ) but wouldn't like to say. I've used 10mm on a 3 foot braceless tank though.

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fr499y wrote:
Thu Feb 27, 2020 10:22 am
Welcome! I'm no use on this one! in theory you could use thinner than normal because of the top pane of a glass supporting the tank ( Same way braces do ) but wouldn't like to say. I've used 10mm on a 3 foot braceless tank though.
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Greetings. :]

That's above my pay grade :grin: someone here will help I'm sure.
Thanks for the replies, from getting prices for the tank to be built they are all quoting 6mm glass for all sides apart from the bottom. Some say 10mm others say 8mm for the bottom because of the 40mm overhang. 10mm puts the price way out of my budget.

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Welcome Home 😃

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Try contacting ND aquatics or AC Aquatics and see what size they come back with.

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fr499y wrote:
Thu Feb 27, 2020 11:04 am
Try contacting ND aquatics or AC Aquatics and see what size they come back with.
So I've contacted a few places, but they can't guarantee that the bottom glass won't break under the weight of the tank. So I'm thinking I can't have it on the plinth with the over hang :cry: or opt for 10 mm bottom glass and hope for the best.

My thinking is that the tank will only be overhanging on three sides by about 30-40 mm so most of the weight of the tank is supported?

What do you guys think?

Thanks

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Question:

Why do you want the tank overhanging?

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mikeyw64 wrote:
Wed Mar 04, 2020 20:45 pm
Question:

Why do you want the tank overhanging?
Because i like the look of the floating fluval edge that i currently have but its a p.i.t.a to do any maintenance on as the opening is to small. So i was going to build a larger version up from the current 430mm(L) x 260mm(H) x 350mm(W) upto 1000mm(L) x 300mm(H) x 450mm(W) with external overflow box to sump to house all the equipment.

Thanks

This isn't my tank but it's the same design.
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mikeyw64 wrote:
Wed Mar 04, 2020 20:45 pm
Question:

Why do you want the tank overhanging?


@Tirral answered before I can put my little joke in... it's because he hasn't got a big enough cabinet! 🤣
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