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Old 02-27-2005, 03:13 PM   #11
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I have a 55 gal Hagen tank which came with a plastic canopy. When my cat broke through the canopy to go fishing it was expensive to replace because of the odd measurements Hagen sometimes has. Darn cat....

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If their using thicker than normal glass, 3/8" or 1/2" instead of the normal 1/4" glass, then I could see tanks up to perhaps 75-90 gals being safe and reliable. I still would like atleast a moulding over the edge of the glass to help prevent possible chipping.

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johnson, did your aquarium have no "frame" at the top. was it the "light-glo" canopy? Does it bow? What are the dimensions of the tank? I'm not concerned with how much replacement parts cost so that isn't a factor. Thanks all
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Well I asked the clerk at the store and they claim that because the glass is thicker than "normal" it isn't a problem. I did take the canopy off and try pulling the tank apart from front to back and couldn't even make it bow... ...I probably do not create the same amount of force as 60+gal of water pushing outwards but I think it would be just fine. Plus after thinking it through, hagen would be dumb to keep making a design if it can't hold the amount of water it's built for. thanks again for all the replys and I will still post whatever the hagen reps respond with...
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I have been using Hagen tanks for years, and am currently running about 40 of them. Their glass thickness is greater than normal, and their quality of construction is exceptional, too.

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