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Old 11-04-2013, 03:34 PM   #1
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Looking for suggestions on making a newly rimless aquarium safe

I found an aquarium on the street with damaged rims but flawless glass. The plastic frame was badly cracked on the top and bottom so I removed it all. It never had a cross brace.

I'm looking for some help from experienced DIYers about ways to make it more structurally sound while hopefully maintaining the rimless look. I wouldn't be as worried and would leave it as is if it were shorter or smaller in general.

The specs are 36"x10"x16" (LxWxH), about 25 gallons (91.44 x 25.4 x 40.64 cm and 94.4 liters). The glass is 1/4" thick but looks to be 1/16" on just the two small sides.

I know real rimless aquariums are usually made of thicker glass. Would reinforcing the corners and adding a cross brace be sufficient? I've thought about adding perimeter bracing, eurobrace, but I'm not sure about making holes for the inlet/outlet and heater cord.
What would you do to make sure it will be safe?

I will appreciate any and all suggestions. Thank you in advance!
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