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I have built tanks using 1/4 inch acrylic. I am now going to be building a tank that is 24x24x30. I am going to be using glass for the sides. What thickness glass should be used?
 

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I have a 36 x 24 x 30 and the sides are 1/4 while the bottom is 3/8"

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I am using 3/16 for my tanks that are 32x30x20, sliding glass fronts, so the can never be filled with water. I am using the egg-crate false bottom to keep weigh to a minimum.
 
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Hey Scott,

I got the track from OutWater and been playing with the idea for a few months. We built a test tank awhile back and I love it. Only have a few pictures right now.


New tank, size with a lot of work to be done.
And the smaller prototype....


Sorry the pics don't show much.
 

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I have not built a tank from scratch, but I have rebuilt tanks to be front opening and made tracks from 1/4 inch aluminum U's you can buy at Home depot or Ace. I used 1/4 inch glass for the front and added a felt strip to the bottom of the U to make it slide better. Just another idea. You can see a couple pics in my gallery:

http://dendroboard.com/coppermine/displayimage.php?album=lastup&cat=10529&pos=0[/url]
 
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Sorry I don't have a close up of the door...
We used a plastic sliding glass door track from Ourwater and it allows the
doors to be removed by picking them up and swinging the bottom out. I will try and get some more pictures posted by monday
 
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Great. I look forward to the pictures.

Im trying to replicate the vivaria.nl type of viv. They never have good pics of the sliding u channel they use for the front door.
 
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