Aquarium defies the law of gravity.....

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This Seewasseraquarium as a space divider seems to float in the room. We do not want to deprive you of this really great idea.
 
 The Aquarium is 180x100x90cm - 1620 l - with nearly 2 tons weight.
 
 © Photo: Frode Numan



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Wheres the link?!

Great idea, I really like it! it's given me an idea!
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It was a random post on BaceFook as I looked for the original link of it Rob.

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Wow, that must have some serious RJS in the base, going into the next room, and god knows how they're supported with the immense leverage applied to them... I can only imagine deep foundations and a lot of metal...

I'm not sure I like it though. I think it's too much of a gimmick and the focus instantly goes to how it's supported, rather than the tank itself...
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I know one person that won't think about how it's supported  :wink:

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 :undecided: Who?
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Gosh, makes me nervous tho  :huh:

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http://www.advancedaquarist.com/blog/glass-blown-gravity-defying-desktop-aquarium

Looks quite good in a goldfish type of way to be honest


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Not sure how you'd clean algae off the insides of all those curvy surfaces though. !

I'd like to have seen the guy blowing that shape. Love watching glass blowers at work. Did you see the guy making little glass horses? So intricate. :D
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There's a glass blowers near to mine on the way to the M55.....he is talented but can't remember what he is called.

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Wow, that must have some serious RJS in the base, going into the next room, and god knows how they're supported with the immense leverage applied to them... I can only imagine deep foundations and a lot of metal...

I'm not sure I like it though. I think it's too much of a gimmick and the focus instantly goes to how it's supported, rather than the tank itself...

Ha, RSJs went out in the 80's Mike!
As for supporting, there is probably a steel column a couple of feet below the floor level which is cast in place with a simple cantilever beams for the base of the tank to sit on.
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They're still used aren't they?

These?

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I think so but im a dinosaur   :huh:

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From a concept art point of view  yeah but as a practical thing ..............?

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They're still used aren't they?

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Yup, but that's a universal beam (UB) there are also universal columns (UC)

RSJ are rolled steel joists, image search them, the flanges get wider towards the web if the beam, wherr as the UC and UB have even thickness flanges.
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