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24'x24'x7' aquarium 1/2 brick wall and glass thickness

01/20/2008 10:17 AM

24' x24'x7' 1/2 brick aquarium., what is the glass thickness and the brick wall thickness.

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01/20/2008 1:10 PM

Glass thickness should be calculated by the water pressure and the height of the tank. Times this by the density of your local water and divide it by the translucense factor of the water to get the relative heaviness of the water at your height.

It should therefor be twice as thick as half the glass panes.

Similarly for the brick but now you need to take 3 times the thickness of a third of the brick. Otherwise it is unballanced.

One other, easier way of doing this is to make it too thin and see if you get a wet room or make it too thick and see if the fish can only swim sideways.

Hope this cleared that one up.

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01/21/2008 2:42 AM

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01/21/2008 12:54 PM

It should be noted that the translucense and density of water are temperature and pressure dependant, and should be accounted for in your calculations.

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01/21/2008 1:40 PM

Thank you. So noted.

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01/20/2008 10:39 PM

This is an extremely bad description of the problem! I find it unbelievable that anyone in his right mind would describe the problem in this way. If you want some real help, why don't you tell us what your problem really is. Otherwise, why don't you get lost?

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01/20/2008 11:20 PM

24 x 24 x 7 x62.4/2000 = 125 tones of water. This will require q well designed structure with support for the weight plus stiff wall support of the type that brick is not suited to. They make few ropes out of brick, that is, brick is bad in tension, but strong in compression. So these walls need to be stiff girders on all sides, with greater strength at the 7 foot deep bottom than the top.

You will need someone with designe experience for this large project.

in this search are many places to look further.

http://www.google.com/search?hl=en&q=%22municipal+aquarium%22+%2Bconstruction&btnG=Search

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01/20/2008 11:49 PM

HAQ's= HAA's

Sepecify width, length, depth.

What is a 1/2 brick? Be specific as to what this means or you want.

Do it right the first time and not have to do it over to get ans answer!

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01/21/2008 7:24 AM

Dear All

The 1/2 brick aquarium means=> 1/2 brick and 1/2 glass aquarium. The depth is 7 ft, 3 ft brick , 4 ft glass. the glass will be on the top of the brick. this is the only info i have and need to study and make proposal to the top management. The project name is G.A.P (Gaint Aquarium Project).

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01/21/2008 7:16 PM

Whether it's employer top management or client top mgt, you might have quite a "gap" of management attention to anything technical you offer if you can't describe the project any better. If this is based on some kind of solicitation or RFP, one senses you might be over your head and better advised to leave it to other proposers--of get with serious consultation before going forward.

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01/21/2008 7:18 PM

You will have to make the thing entirely out of glass and encase half in brick. Now you will have to consider the pressure of the upper portion will be, in effect, on a fulcrum against the brick. Sounds out right ridiculous to me but what do I know? Personally I would make it all out of plexi, and band the whole thing with shipping bands at intervals.

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01/21/2008 4:37 AM

I don't get it. Is the "aquarium" on one side of a glass brick wall? Or inside a glass brick wall? This would determine what you mean by, and what, if anything, distinguishes "glass thickness" and [glass?] brick wall thickness; or so it seems from here.

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01/21/2008 4:35 PM

i seems that the lower part will be structural and have no view function, gravel, stones, sand etc.

It can be done, but it must be properly designed.

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01/21/2008 7:35 PM

Oh, now I (think I) see. Thanks.

It's to be a kind of free-standing, above-ground pool, with (inward or outward?) viewing windows above waist level....something like that. My sense is, this is the kind of "project" in which full-blown plans drawn up by qualified architect and engineering firms would be required. Anyone stopping here first for answers...well, I'm not sure the guest has much chance of serious consideration, or of demonstrating competencies sufficient to win contact award, or for permit approvals. I could be missing something, though.

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01/21/2008 5:48 PM

Bury the whole frigging thing and lay a glass plate on top so you can look in. What is the problem here?

I'll tell you what the problem is, it is a pretentious turd that, even after all the evil banter that has gone on, still does not understand that the word "pretty" and "please" are only short but can work miracles.

Go back to school and learn the basics of human interaction and then learn how to ask a question effectively so you maximise the chance of a good answer. Once passed come back and try again.

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