Okay, so I looked up the g.a.r.f. instructions about how to build this tank. It will be around 126 gallons, 5 feet long, 2 feet tall and 2 feet deep. The g.a.r.f. instructions are pretyy straight forward except I do not understand the 'bracing' aspects of these instructions what-so-ever. Would anyone care to elaborate them for me a bit? I would apreciate it. Here is what I DO NOT understand:
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Top Front/Back brace = 49 1/4 " x 2"
Top Sides brace = 23 1/4 " x 2"
-Is that telling me I need two 49" strips of glass? Same question about the 23" pieces.
Then there is this:
"After the silicone has cured, it is time to add the glass to the top. This piece of glass makes the sides stronger so the glass does not bow when the tank is filled."
Where the heck do the braces go exactly? Sorry if this is a lame question. Thanks in advance for any help.
One last quick question, do aquariums NEED plastic bracing around all exposed cornors and edges? I'm sure you know what I mean, the bracing that forms a 90 degree angle and is usually precut and all one -rectangular- piece. That's the way it is on my current 20 gallon tank.
Special thanks from Bruce and Niles, my Iridescents -as this will be their new home.