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Old 02/13/2018, 12:13 AM   #1
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Acrylic tank thickness on top and bottom of tank

I was*looking at 96x24x24 3/4 thickness all around and just go 1/2 inch on the top or bottom.*Would anyone know which is more important the top of tank or bottom. Not sure if I should go 1/2inch on the top or the Bottom?


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Old 02/13/2018, 12:28 AM   #2
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I personally would want 3/4" for the top and bottom.


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Old 02/13/2018, 07:23 AM   #3
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IME, 1/2" is fine for top and bottom...with 24" height, it could also be used for entire tank


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Old 02/13/2018, 11:37 AM   #4
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Mine is only 1/2" all around, as long as the seams are perfect, shouldn't be an issue... and mine is 6" taller, so even more strain. 3/4" is overkill...


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Old 02/13/2018, 02:34 PM   #5
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Thanks! Actually it's 96x25x25 Have you heard of Americanaquariums.com ? They build tank and stands


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Old 02/13/2018, 02:38 PM   #6
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I don't want any bowing I will probably go 3/4 All around and 1/2 top and 3/4 bottom


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Old 02/13/2018, 03:05 PM   #7
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I don't want any bowing I will probably go 3/4 All around and 1/2 top and 3/4 bottom
With a solid stand, the bottom wont bow... so 1/2 is fine


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Old 02/13/2018, 06:08 PM   #8
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I don't want any bowing I will probably go 3/4 All around and 1/2 top and 3/4 bottom
Id go 3/4 all the way around and if anything, 1/2 bottom vs 1;2 top. The top is going to have cut outs Id assume and will tend to bow if you go thin there. There will be stress in the corners of the cutouts which may end up cracking over time where as the bottom is on a flat surface.


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My 7ftx6ftx2ft tank is 1/2" all the way around and 3/4" on the top and bottom. I'm able to lay on the top braces to access the tank without any issues


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My 7ftx6ftx2ft tank is 1/2" all the way around and 3/4" on the top and bottom. I'm able to lay on the top braces to access the tank without any issues
I'd imagine with the 6' front to back depth, that is frequently required.


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My tank is 1" thick and 3/4" thick on the top and bottom, with the 3/4" I feel extremely comfortable standing and laying on top of the tank.


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I'd imagine with the 6' front to back depth, that is frequently required.
Yes and usually still requires me to get in the tank.


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