75 gallon tanks w/ no center brace

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juicebigalow
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75 gallon tanks w/ no center brace

Post by juicebigalow » Wed Dec 02, 2009 9:24 am

I recently got 2 75's but once I got them home I realized neither of them has a center brace. I'm nervous to put water in them as I fear that they could split the seams... One of the tanks is regular glass thickness and the other is really thick glass (3/4?). I need some professional advice on these guys... Can I use them in my fish room or would it be a potential disaster? I know one of you fish guru's is ready to hook a brotha up w/ advice.

Looking forward to hearing what you have to say!

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Re: 75 gallon tanks w/ no center brace

Post by hd1340ccrider » Sat Nov 10, 2012 11:19 am

Just wanted to say, I have a 75gal breeder 18Dx48Lx20H with 1/2" thick glass and has no center brace. I put mine on the back porch and filled it up to the top and let it set there for 2 weeks and watched for the sides to bow but they never did. I have had mine up and running for the past 6 months and couldnt be happier with the tank

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Re: 75 gallon tanks w/ no center brace

Post by astevens4 » Sun Dec 30, 2012 3:53 pm

if you know a friendly glazing place, im sure you ccould pick up some bracers cut to size for pennies or the likes of ebay have people selling all sorts of stuff - even clear acrylic would do as a bracer - a little tank silicone, and you dont have to worry yourself about it!

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Re: 75 gallon tanks w/ no center brace

Post by zenins » Mon Jan 21, 2013 5:48 pm

Does it look like the centre brace has been cut from the tank top trim ?

The aquarium may be an older one with thick glass and been made without a brace.
As suggested, add a centre brace if it will make you feel better ;)

Test it in the basement or garage ... good luck !

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