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    In that case, a separate, thinner, pane of glass/acrylic can be placed a couple of inches away from the main glass as protection. It should be places in such a way that replacement is easy and cheap. Just my 2

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    Quote Originally Posted by afremont View Post
    Well, according to this calculator:
    http://www.theaquatools.com/building-your-aquarium
    1" should be thick enough 1.25" should be fairly well kid safe
    A safety factor of 4 allows for people to slam their fist against the glass. Still, even with very thick glass an accidental shock with a sharp metal edge and it could shatter. 2000 gallons of water gushing into the living room might knock an outside, supporting wall down. I'd talk to an engineer before deciding on anything. I think you should probably talk with your insurance company as well, just in case of the unspeakable. :-O
    well unfortunately we dont have any home insurance here. But we use only brick walls, so i wont worry about any walls collapsing.
    I did the aquatools thing with 31" (80cm) height and it gives me 20mm glass thickness at 4.0 safety factor.
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    this where the construction is at the moment.
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    Pretty awesome! Please keep us updatef with progress. What kind of filtration set are you going with? What are you going to stock it with?
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    I havent really thought of filtration yet, but maybe a huge wet & dry trickle at the bottom since I'm gonna have about 3' clearance underneath the tank and I'm gonna trow a bunch of wave maker in the tank.

    as for stocking goes, its definitely tanganyikans. we'll see what I can get, there arent too many choices here.
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    i'm looking forward to watching this progress. i don't know what advice that they would be willing to give you but the store Aquarium World here in Houston has a display tank that rivals what some zoos have. you could try them at sales@aquariumworld.net

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    mind = blown if i see this done

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    Quote Originally Posted by ometh View Post
    mind = blown if i see this done
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    yes I want more pictures!

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