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Any Questions? Please contact our Technical Center at: (207) 490-4230
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Aquarium Thickness Calculation
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All recommendations made herein are believed to be reliable. Such recommendations are made without charge and without warranty, and on the express understanding that CYRO Industries assumes no obligations in connection with any such recommendations.
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Assumptions
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*ACRYLITE® GP acrylic sheet is material used
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*Two part polymerizable cement used to cement parts together
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*Proper cementing techniques are utilized
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*Bottom of tank is fully supported
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*While the tensile strength of the ACRYLITE GP sheet is 10,000 psi at room temperature, continuously imposed loads below that could cause stress crazing and/or failure. Therefore, 750 psi is the design stress used for water applications.
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Important Considerations
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*Length "L" is always the longer of the two bottom sides
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*Tanks with closed tops will require thinner sheet, since the top will provide added support to the tank
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*If the sides are held together at the top in a frame, it can be considered a closed tank
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How to use this Spreadsheet
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1Enter the height "H" of the tank in inches
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2Enter the length "L" of the tank in inches
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3Specify whether the top of the tank will be closed
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4Thickness of sheet required will be calculated and displayed
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5Appropriate standard thicknesses of sheet will be highlighted in blue
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Standard Thicknesses [in]
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Note: Areas you need to fill out are in red
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HEnter Height of Tank [in]5.9
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LEnter Length of Tank [in]19.70.060
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Is the top closed ? (yes or no)no0.080
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qMaximum Water Pressure [psi]0.212990.098
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L/HL/H3.3389830510.118
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Maximum Allowable Stress for Acrylite GP in Aquarium [psi]
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bb0.90182749340.236
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TcThickness of Sheet required with top [in]0.1420.354
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