- DIY Aquarium
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|RandallW20 ||02-15-2010 09:27 PM |
Center Brace Repair
I was given a 120 gal aquarium for Christmas. But, the center brace on top has been melted and warped. Evidently it was a reptile tank and the heat lamp melted it or something. Anyhow, how could I repair this to a functioning fish tank? Thanks! Randall
|Angel079 ||02-15-2010 10:03 PM |
Tick glass strips and a LOT aquarium silicon (found at your home store) and being a 120g I'd pers put 3 or 4 braces across just to be sure (sicne you won't see it later on anyway).
|nomel ||02-16-2010 11:50 AM |
The center brace is very important structurally! If it's not in place, those long panels of glass will have to hold themselves from bowing. I would put a strip of equiv plastic on top, attached with epoxy. I wouldn't trust the probably hundreds of pounds that brace is going to see to a soft flexible compound. You want it to be rigid and take the weight without any "give".
|RandallW20 ||02-16-2010 05:44 PM |
What is "equiv plastic"?
|RandallW20 ||02-17-2010 11:27 PM |
|Tomsk ||03-12-2010 03:26 PM |
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