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GoFish
01-18-2015, 12:44 AM
I bought a tank recently off another member, never seen fish and was custom made. The ad for the tank said 1/2 glass, however it's 3/8.

60 gallon. 36x24x16 tall.

1. Does it need to be braced?
2. Does it need spacers in the joints? (If so how thick)
Neither of which it came with

Thanks in advance!

reefwars
01-18-2015, 01:08 AM
I bought a tank recently off another member, never seen fish and was custom made. The ad for the tank said 1/2 glass, however it's 3/8.

60 gallon. 36x24x16 tall.

1. Does it need to be braced?
2. Does it need spacers in the joints? (If so how thick)
Neither of which it came with

Thanks in advance!

people often look at 10mm and thing its 1/2" lol rimless is fine at that size though as well spacers are not needed if proper spacing is there , often smaller tanks do not have spacers installed :)

hope that helps


cheers

denny
concept aquariums

GoFish
01-18-2015, 01:24 AM
Just the guy I was hoping to hear from thank you Denny :)
Without spacers how do you know if "proper spacing" is there. (Or what is proper spacing). If using bar clamps I don't wanna squish all of the silicone out of the joint....Or I could use use Duct Tape but I have a feeling thats not something Concept would do :smile:

reefwars
01-18-2015, 01:40 AM
Tape is fine it'd not a large tank and it's not holding water so clamps probably are overkill:)

A 1/16+ spacing is fine , main thing is glass doesn't touch glass very important ok , measure your panels and you'll be able to figure out the spacing allowed when it was cut :)

For home made spacer cut a small 1x8" x 1x8" piece of vinyl hosing or similar make sure it's flat is all:) one on top one on bottom :)

WarDog
01-18-2015, 01:41 AM
:pop2: Don't mind me... I'm just here to listen to Denny reveal all the trade secrets!

reefwars
01-18-2015, 01:43 AM
Not duct tape preferably construction grade masking tape or any similar tape will do , duct tape leaves a horrible track mark and need methal hydrate to get it off lot of work:)

reefwars
01-18-2015, 01:44 AM
Haha I don't mind if I was in a jam I'd hope an aquarium guy would step up and help me :) karma :)

canadianbudz604
01-18-2015, 01:55 AM
Can't wait to see pics of this thing

GoFish
01-18-2015, 01:57 AM
:pop2: Don't mind me... I'm just here to listen to Denny reveal all the trade secrets!
Lol

Tape is fine it'd not a large tank and it's not holding water so clamps probably are overkill:)

A 1/16+ spacing is fine , main thing is glass doesn't touch glass very important ok , measure your panels and you'll be able to figure out the spacing allowed when it was cut :)

For home made spacer cut a small 1x8" x 1x8" piece of vinyl hosing or similar make sure it's flat is all:) one on top one on bottom :)

Funny before I left the house I was cutting 1/8" rubber cubes from an RO membrane seal, I'll continue on

Thanks again for the advice resident "aquarium guy" :)

It didn't seem like a tank build until It was all in pieces. After 2+ hours of cleaning silicone it's NOT something Id wanna do over

Can't wait to see pics of this thing

Lost my camera, I'll try

reefwars
01-18-2015, 02:01 AM
Lol



Funny before I left the house I was cutting 1/8" rubber cubes from an RO membrane seal, I'll continue on

Thanks again for the advice resident "aquarium guy" :)

It didn't seem like a tank build until It was all in pieces. After 2+ hours of cleaning silicone it's NOT something Id wanna do over



Lost my camera, I'll try

People offer us used tanks all the time their often surprised when we say we don't take them lol the work involved tearing apart cleaning modding and rebuilding is brutal lol

lockrookie
01-18-2015, 02:34 AM
I kinda enjoy taking tanks apart cleaning and reforming... Just saying lol but it is a lot of work