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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
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).
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".
What is "equiv plastic"?
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