What thickness glass?


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Hi all

Anyone kno what thickness glass would be needed for a raise pond window
The window size I'm thinking of putting in is 90mm x 100mm (hxw)
The size of the pond going to be 6m x 3m x 2m. (lxwxd)

Any ideas???
 
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plexiglass comes in really thick pieces and is cheap .But remember you will need to keep it algae free which is not easy .
 

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I remember some one on here was going to do one and it with a water wheel
 

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It was whiskey you could check his build update as i saw he is waiting for his glass
 
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Depends on the material. Several choices. Also depends how deep the window is mounted. I've got some bullet proof glass I picked up off CraigsList I'm going to use someday as a pond window and just hope for the best.
 

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just a thought...even tho lexan, and plexiglass would likely be more than strong enough, bought thick enough.. their problem would be, getting scratched up if you scraped them of alge.
 
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I've read threads of people talking about the scratching issue and also that the plastics may not be as clear as glass. My bullet proof glass panels are very scratched up and not that clear. I believe it's polycarbonate.
 
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I have read on here about people using plexiglas and scratches problems

So I'm going to use glass, after a phone call to a local glass firm they advice me to use
Triple layer toughen glass to the thinknes of 1 inch and for a cost of £308+vat :-0
I will shop around too see if I can get it cheaper

I be starting the build next year after the frozst so gives me time to get everything ready for the build
 

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