What is the weight of the bottom glass of my tank

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  1. Techarena

    Techarena Plankton

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    Hi, I am new to acquarium maintanence. I have a rectangular shaped tank/ The glass type is laminated. I want to know the weight of the glass i had used for bottom of the tank. So, it could help me to fill the contents accordingly. Provide some online tools to find it, as i am very scared of maths.
     
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  3. Billme

    Billme Eyelash Blennie

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    Why do you want to know the weight of the glass? How does that affect what you put in the tank?
     
  4. Sataly

    Sataly Coral Banded Shrimp

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    my thoughts exactly.Roughly a gallon of water weighs about 8 1/2 pounds so really if you have a 10 gallon the bottom can hold about 80 lbs of water constantly as long as the silicone is good. plus not accounting for rocks and sand so about 110-120 lbs. unless you're using the glass for another application I wouldnt worry about the strength of the glass because it usually take a lot for them to Crack or break for that matter with weight.

    edit: on surf trip. can't math at the moment but you get the idea.