glass thickness for 70 gallon tank for DIY project

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Does anyone know what the required acrylic glass thickness needs to be for a 70 gallon tank? We're interested in making our own tank.
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biggamehunter replied the topic: Re:glass thickness for 70 gallon tank for DIY project

10mm for anything from 55 gal to 100gal then 12mm -15mm over that depending on dimentions .......for all glass tanks in my house anyway
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do you know what the best dimensions would be for a 70 gallon tank?
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Necromancer4 replied the topic: Re:glass thickness for 70 gallon tank for DIY project

fisrt off are you going to use acrylic or glass?
secondly the thickness of glass or acrylic depends on the height of the tank. the taller the tank the thicker the glass/acrylic.
having said that for an 18 inch tall tank you should use 1/4 glass or 3/8 acrylic.

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