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Old 07-25-2011, 08:58 PM   #1
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Aqueon 40g breeder tank question

I just bought a Aqueon 40g breeder tank not knowing about bracing or anything like that. I noticed that this tank does not have any braces on it at all, should I be concerned? I read one post on an other forum where someone was saying that the glass was bowing. Was this just a freak incident, or should I be thinking about this?
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So somebody de-rimmed it? I would not use a 40g tank without a rim, unless specifically made that way (which aqueon does not make).
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I think he means a center brace that connects the front to the back. If that is the case, it does not come with one.
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none of my 40b's have braces on them, they all have the top rims though. The 40b isn't really very tall or long (compared to the width) so I don't see bowing being an issue.
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It does have the top rim on it, but no center brace. This shouldn't be an issue then right?
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Old 07-25-2011, 09:20 PM   #6
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No issues at allllll.
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My bad... misinterpreted. Yeah, 40 breeders don't have center braces. I've never seen a tank shorter than 4' have one actually... though I'm sure it's possible. I have two 40 breeders and don't have any bowing at all, I just checked with a straight edge. My 10's do though.. weird how that is.
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Not trying to go off-topic here, but what is a center brace? I'm not sure what it is and I'm just making sure because I have a 40 breeder and want to make sure nothing is wrong with it...
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Don't worry about it. I'm pretty sure it's only for tanks 75g and bigger, or maybe 55's too.
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Oh ok, thank you!
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