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Old 10-09-2013, 10:21 PM   #11
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Plastic is allot stronger than you think and it has a bit of give to it unlike glass. With a tank like yours I would have a plastic rim with 2 cross members built in unless you got the tank for dirt cheap.
Oh I don't doubt glass is strong but they just don't make a frame this size. Biggest is 72"x 18". I need 72" x 24"
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Old 10-09-2013, 10:22 PM   #12
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I wonder if I would be better off to do something like this?



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Old 10-09-2013, 10:23 PM   #13
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Oh I don't doubt glass is strong but they just don't make a frame this size. Biggest is 72"x 18". I need 72" x 24"
Hmm... maybe send an email to a couple custome tank places to see what production and shipping would be?

They would also probably know the cheapest and best way to do so.
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They do make frames that size. I just got rid of a 265 that had a plastic frame with 3 plastic straps running across it.
This one was 7' x 24 x 31 tall.
The picture you posted above is an excellent way to brace it, and is how my 300 is braced.
Here is a look at my old 5' 195 gallon-
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Old 10-09-2013, 10:38 PM   #15
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They do make frames that size. I just got rid of a 265 that had a plastic frame with 3 plastic straps running across it.
This one was 7' x 24 x 31 tall.
The picture you posted above is an excellent way to brace it, and is how my 300 is braced.
Here is a look at my old 5' 195 gallon-
That's kind of what I had figured. How thick was the glass that you used for your bracing? And also how thick is the glass on your tank itself. The thickness of glass on mine is only 5/8"..
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5/8" is pretty thick. My 300 (8' x 30" x 25" tall) is only 1/2" glass. The braces are also 1/2".
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