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Old 07-07-2011, 04:08 PM   #11
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If it originally came with a center brace, it needs one. They dont put them on for decoration. Even if it doesn't bow with a test, the potential for failure is still there. I would never suggest someone set up a tank that came with a center brace that has been removed.
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Yeah rimless tanks are specifically made that way with thicker glass. I would not risk destroying the tank
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Thanks for all the responses I think I'm going to put some glass braces in.
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I got a 55g with the top frame missing the middle brace.
I used the tank for about an yr till I took it down.

Do updated us on ur fix...
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If it originally came with a center brace, it needs one. They dont put them on for decoration. Even if it doesn't bow with a test, the potential for failure is still there. I would never suggest someone set up a tank that came with a center brace that has been removed.

+1 x 100 The braces are there to prevent the glass from bowing out and breaking. Even if you were able to fill the tank without problems, the risk of a sudden break is too great to take that chance. Just imagine the contents of your tank suddenly on the floor and you will understand.

My recommendation: Get the braces or get another tank.
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