I know this is off topic, but just curious has anyone ever tried it? Sounds cool to me
When I have enough money to construct my own house I plan on making a really huge aquarium in the living room , you know those that act as a wall divider which are almost 1000 gallons more or less. I think bulletproof glass is ideal as you don't want 1000+ gallons of water to be falling into your living room and all your fish dying just because of one single crack caused by a clumsy impact or some kids horsing aroundDiscus-Tang said:Sounds like a good plan if you live in America!
claytonktyu said:I know this is off topic, but just curious has anyone ever tried it? Sounds cool to me
Generally very large tanks are made with either acrylic or tempered glass. Tempered glass is very hard to break, you can literally bang a hammer on a 1/4" piece and it won't break. Only thing is, if you tap one of the sides, it shatters. That is the downfall to tempered glass, if you do somehow manage to break it, it shatters into a million pieces instead of just cracking. They use it for car windows, which is why its so hard to break them, but when you do it shatters so you don't cut yourself to pieces climbing out.claytonktyu said:I know this is off topic, but just curious has anyone ever tried it? Sounds cool to me
Depending on how deep it is, like front to back the water would also slow down a bullet a lot. Moral is if you have a big tank and are in a gunfight stand behind it LOLKyleena696 said:ATM (Tanked on Animal Planet) states that most of their tanks are bulletproof. I believe there's an episode where they actually take a piece of their acrylic to a gun range and test it out.
Mythbusters also had at least one episode where they tested different tanks to see what size/thickness would allow you to stand behind a tank and not get hurt when the tank is shot. Not quite bulletproof but still really neat.
The only problem with acrylic is that it yellows over time. Am I right?83jase said:Why the weight and cost would be outrageous use acrylic much lighter the glass and stronger