Glass Thickness and Strengths

Sunday, January 23, 2011
In aquarium design determined the glass thickness and strength is the most important before started the glass tank construction, arguably even more important than choosing the basic shape aquarium. Because glass thickness and strength will determine the durability of the glass aquarium in weight-bearing and water pressure. Glass aquarium which full of water if rupture it could be fatal to the humans who are nearby!

When the glass aquarium was first filled with water you must conduct special strength checks whether the aquarium glass curved or not after filled with water three-quarters or more. If yes, stop filling the water then drain it again from the aquarium.

The following are the comparison guidelines of the water pressure strength for float glass, tempered glass and laminated glass for aquarium design and construction (kg / m²).