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Old 02-26-2013, 06:34 PM   #1
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Is a need for top center brace for 120 reef tank

I found my top center brace broken on my 120 reef all glass tank do I need to repair it.
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Old 02-26-2013, 06:55 PM   #2
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YES. it is designed to provide support the tank and prevent it from bowing and potentially shattering the tank.

I will say that I have a 55 gallon that the brace broke last spring and yes there is a slight bow but it does not seem to effect the tank. However you tank is twice the size so there is more stress on the glass.

I have looked and have not found a replacement piece. You may be able to contact the manufacturer of the tank and order one directly from them.
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Old 02-26-2013, 06:56 PM   #3
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I have seen others use clamps to hold the center of the tank.
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Old 02-28-2013, 10:09 PM   #4
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you could try Glasscages.com - Home

they dont seem to have the size frame you need, however you can always call and see if they will custom make one for you.
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Old 03-16-2013, 11:13 PM   #5
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I have the same problem currently. If you want I can send you the info for a custom manufacture.
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Old 03-17-2013, 03:48 AM   #6
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YES. it is designed to provide support the tank and prevent it from bowing and potentially shattering the tank.

I will say that I have a 55 gallon that the brace broke last spring and yes there is a slight bow but it does not seem to effect the tank. However you tank is twice the size so there is more stress on the glass.

I have looked and have not found a replacement piece. You may be able to contact the manufacturer of the tank and order one directly from them.
So I have found a few places that have frames for larger tanks. Of you want the info let me know
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Old 06-02-2013, 08:11 PM   #7
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I know this thread is a little old but I had the same problem with my 125 gallon tank. I took a piece of 3/16 metal and cut a strip off just big enough to fit under the center brace. Then I drilled four holes through the center brace and metal piece. I took four pop rivots and used them to fasten the center brace and the metal together for a solid new center brace. Then just to be safe I used this stuff called Q-BOND, its like the ultimate plastic resin or super glue, and put that across the crack. I filled up the tank and it seemed to work better than it ever did before. If you want to see pics let me know. I hope everything worked out for you.
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