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Old 10-03-2012, 12:13 PM   #1
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Is this repair safe for the center brace? It is a medal strip and bolts that is holding on. There is just build up from calcium in the water. The bolts seem long enough so that they may be in the water. If I cut them shorter would they be safe?I know there was fish living in the tank at one time, however I'm just not sure for how long with this repair. Opinions appreciated! Thanks!
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Old 10-03-2012, 12:37 PM   #2
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Personally I'm not comfortable with that. That's just me though.

Why was it done?
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Old 10-03-2012, 12:59 PM   #3
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I wouldn't use a bolt. It sticks out too much and seems to be rusting. To fix a brace i had on a 125g i used aluminum and held everything together with rivets. I then sealed with a clear coat to prevent rust.
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Old 10-03-2012, 07:32 PM   #4
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Personally I'm not comfortable with that. That's just me though.

Why was it done?
It was used to repair the broken center brace. I didn't do the repair myself.
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Old 10-03-2012, 07:33 PM   #5
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I wouldn't use a bolt. It sticks out too much and seems to be rusting. To fix a brace i had on a 125g i used aluminum and held everything together with rivets. I then sealed with a clear coat to prevent rust.
Yeah unfortunately it's already done with bolts and I'm not very comfortable with me trying to fix it again. I feel like I'd screw it up somehow.
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Old 10-05-2012, 11:38 PM   #6
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You should prob coat the bolts with some silicone or other aquarium safe sealant
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