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Old 01-01-2012, 10:29 PM   #1
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180g tank- sagging braces any good?

saw this tank on CL but the center braces sag a little. is that ok or is that tragically bad?

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That would probably straighten up once filled but then that's not a good thing.
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The braces are supposed to be stiff. Looking at those I would guess they had MH's too close and they started to melt, or at least got soft and sagged. Not sure I would thrust them as is.
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Thanks guys! Guess I'm so wanting a new tank I'm considering everything. lol

So this should be a pass, even if it's only like $50?
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Why not repair the braces or replace the frame my mom has a 125 she got for free a few here back that had broke braces so my step dad cut off left about 1.5 inches on each side and epoxied acrylic braces in it's still holding strong and that was like 4 years ago
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$50?? id buy it
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Why not repair the braces or replace the frame my mom has a 125 she got for free a few here back that had broke braces so my step dad cut off left about 1.5 inches on each side and epoxied acrylic braces in it's still holding strong and that was like 4 years ago
for free?!?!?!
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I certainly wouldn't pass it up for a minor brace issue. Some brands have braces that aren't totally rigid, but for me they should hold the tank to it's size. Regardless, not reason to pass on it. Worst case scenario you can redo the braces or add extra. It may help in getting the price lower.
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It may help in getting the price lower.
i don't know, 50 is very cheap.
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Thanks guys! Guess I'm so wanting a new tank I'm considering everything. lol

So this should be a pass, even if it's only like $50?
Of course. There are places that sell the top brace only. It's around $75 for it.
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