The height is what is causing the thickness to go up for acrylic. This is a very good calculator for estimating as it has a higher safety factor for those that are unfamiliar in working with acrylic. Keep in mind, you would want to use cell-cast acrylic in your build.gunthar;3675544; said:Pharaoh, I just went to the acrylic thickness calculator. for a 60x30 tank it says I need just shy of an inch sheet with a closed top. Have you ever worked with Lexan, has anyone worked with it? And how thick would I need?
Please post the rest of your numbers. I cannot seem to recreate the 0.9" that you are getting. The only way I can get the thickness you state to come up, it to either go with the unsupported sides on Rivermud's and to leave the top open on the sdplastics.com calculator.dogbert4pres;3713358; said:I have a hard time believing that a 96"L x 18" high tank needs .9" of acrylic. I have 3 of these tanks and they are all closer to 1/8" thick. Is there another calculator out there?