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    DIY super clear Tank

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    Dear All,

    I want to try making a DIY tank 80 x 45 x 45, using local (s'pore) manufacturer's 10mm-thick super clear glass (since ADA tanks cost a fortune).

    Question:

    1. Are local super clear glass strong enough?
    2. To copy ADA tanks' quality, what things (sealant/tools) do I have to use?

    Thank you.


    CHris

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    Hello Chris, welcome to AQ.

    I've moved your thread to Equipment here because I'm sure that you'll receive much better replies here.

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    Welcome to AQ Chris!

    A) For glass, Starphire is ideal. There is another glass similar to Starphire but I have read in some forum that that glass ( not the starphire ) would 'pit' easily. I've forgotten the glass type though.

    B) Your tank is nearly 7ft long if your measurement are by inches. I would think 12 or even 15mm thick glass must be used. But if it's in cm, 10mm is abit overkill. But it's your choice. I do not know what sealant ADA is using but from looking at their tank, I do not think they are using silicone as a sealant.

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    Thx moderator,

    and thx too for the reply. As far as i know, ADA tanks only use 8mm thickness for the glass garden clear 90 x 45 x 45...

    and for starphire, issit the same material that ADA uses?

    there must be a cheaper way to get ADA quality aqua tank

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    I thought ADA's tank is one piece without any joints? Or is it only for their 2ft tanks?
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    From what I do know, you can get a custom made 90 x 45 x 45(cm) tank made of 12mm, Grade 1(pretty clear, not as clear as Starphire, but I honestly have no idea where to get Starphire locally) glass done by a good and reliable tank maker here for around $80.
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    Hi valice,

    If you check ADA brochure, the only type that has no joint is the Cube Garden Series, and the largest is 60 cm in length. The next best thing is ADA Glass Garden Clear, which has joints, and they claimed to use super quality durable silicon


    Hi brian,

    As for grade 1, I know there are some good tanks too, but my challenge is to copy ADA tank, and I'm searching for some supplier for this....It may not be cheaper than buying directly from ADA, but then, this is out of my curiosity


    Thanks all, will keep searching

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