DIY tank build help

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    I want to build two rimmliss tanks and one will be 1.5 gal and the other will be 2 gal please tell me the exact dimentions to make both a perfect rectangle and what thickness of glass I should use and also how to put a lid on it.
     
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    One US Liquid Gallon is 231 Cubic Inches.
    1.5g = 346.5ci
    2g = 462ci

    3root(246.5)=6.27006882. A tank with edges of these dimensions will hold precisely 1.5 gallons. However, you will want some room from top of the tank to water level so adjust accordingly.

    3root(462)=7.73061405. A tank with edges of these dimensions will hold precisely 2 gallons. However, you will want some room from top of the tank to water level so adjust accordingly.

    It has been a while since I have been in a math class so please correct me if I am wrong here.
     
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    joshuashih1 Seahorse Owner

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    I don't really get you could you explane it better
     
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    If you wanted a tank to hold precisely 1.5 gallons and be a perfect cube, the edge of each square in your assembly needs to be precisely 6.27006882 inches. However, that will hold exactly 1.5 gallons of water. you want room to add rock/heaters/fish and not want your water to be all the way up to the top so you want to expand those dimensions. My suggestion would be a 7"x7"x7" cube. Same goes for a 2g. I would up that to 8.5"x8.5"x8.5".
     
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    thank you, but I wanted a rectangle not cube could you modify the dimentions or me and make it so if I build it it will turn out to be a cube and also please spesify wether the dimentions are for the inside or outside of the tank.
     
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    What approximate dimensions do you want? A rectangle can be an infinite number of dimensions.
     
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    Nice! This is much better than doing math.
     
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    Lmao
    And that's why nobody knows how to do that math lol
     
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    I actually did the math but figured the link was better than showing my work:D I figured no one wanted to see my slide rule and protractor;)
     
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    Are you sure? You never know!...
     
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    Wolfram Alpha is my slide rule and protractor.
     
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    Apps make us so lazy:D
     
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    But more efficient.
     
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    Touche'

    Luckily I have an LTE iPad too. :p
     
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    Don't have a smart phone, never intend on getting one. There's this old skool thing called a calculator, I have a few of those because I only have 20 digits with which to count. :D
     
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    why the hell would you want something that small. what are you going to put in it. you can probably buy a siamese fighting fish tank that size for a lot cheaper then you could make it.
     
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