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I was looking for a used 8ft tank but thought I might just go for a new one.
So I'm asking for an advice. About to order a 8x2.5(w)x2(h) tank. My tank builder said they can do with 10mm sides and 12mm base.
Does it sound safe? Going to 12mm all costs almost double
 
TIA

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From memory 10mm thick up to 30inch high was safe. Its been awhile since I have had a tank built

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The tank maker said something like if i was to go 8x2x2.5 (height) then it must be 12mm all.

I dont quite get it as the water volume would be the same as 8x2.5x2 ?

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37 minutes ago, Cichlidrookie12 said:

I got a custom 8ft tank (8x2.5x2.5) made by Steve from Western Sydney Aquarium which was 12mm on all side.  

Thanks .... will check and get a quote from him too

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1 hour ago, ObsessiveCichlidDisorder said:

Do you mind me asking how much did that  cost you?

All up it cost me $2100 for the tank and sump. Tank is 8x2.5x2.5 ft 12mm all around with 6mm lids. Back was covered with black vinyl with 3 40mm hole drilled with weir covered in black acrylic. The sump is 5x2x2 with 10mm base and 6mm sides and divisions and 4mm lids. Plus delivery. 

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I have a 7x 2.5 x 2.5 that has 12mm sides

and i have had 2 high tanks with 10mm sides

The above advice seems spot on

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On 04/09/2018 at 8:05 PM, Cichlidrookie12 said:

All up it cost me $2100 for the tank and sump. Tank is 8x2.5x2.5 ft 12mm all around with 6mm lids. Back was covered with black vinyl with 3 40mm hole drilled with weir covered in black acrylic. The sump is 5x2x2 with 10mm base and 6mm sides and divisions and 4mm lids. Plus delivery. 

Cheers thanks for that. That seems quite reasonable considering the good workmanship they do. 

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