6000 liter tank acrylic or glass

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6000 liter tank acrylic or glass

Postby Andywfsutton » Mon Mar 14, 2016 2:53 pm

Dear sirs,
A friend in Manila recommended your site to me. What lovely aquariums you guys have.
My name is andy sutton and I am building a large fresh water aquarium for a friend of mine Jason Probyn. The tank will be 10 meters long by 1.3 meters high and .6 meters wide.
The main structure will be made of concrete but We are trying to source a large piece of glass or acrylic for the front.
Can anyone in your group suggest weather glass or acrylic would be best, and where to get it from?
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Re: 6000 liter tank acrylic or glass

Postby Viper » Sun May 01, 2016 9:44 pm

Is this the one in Boracay?

I already told Jason that it's north worth it to make an aquarium that long.

Glass is better and we suggest to keep the length to 10 to 12 feet max. (About 3 meters)
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Re: 6000 liter tank acrylic or glass

Postby Sea Turtle » Sun May 01, 2016 11:28 pm

i agree with the glass. and since you're going to have it relatively high, you should go with 3/4" thick tempered glass.
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Re: 6000 liter tank acrylic or glass

Postby christian » Mon May 02, 2016 1:28 pm

just my .02

that size and the load of weight of water better to go acrylic! glass, you need at least 3/4 thick to hold that water, and 3/4 glass is too heavy to be a panel... and if this aquarium is in a public place, better acrylic cause any scratches (outer side) during its lifetime, you can easily remove it...
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Re: 6000 liter tank acrylic or glass

Postby SantaMonica » Tue Feb 07, 2017 6:27 am

Maybe a series of shorter viewing panels, in one 6000 liter tank. For that matter, the panels could be round portholes.
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Re: 6000 liter tank acrylic or glass

Postby acenchina » Sat Apr 29, 2017 9:03 am

Definitely acrylic. For large tanks, acrylic is much lighter and safer.
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