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Old 03-04-2009, 01:39 AM   #11
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You can't silicone acrylic to glass & get a strong bond.

What you are thinking of is good .... but you need to use glass instead. This is called a eurobrace. Basically you get 4 pieces of glass 2-3" wide & silicone that to the inside of the tank at the top like your drawing. <If you have an acrylic tank, a solid acrylic piece with a hole cut in the middle like yours is commonly used for bracing ..... Using 4 seperate pieces of glass (for a glass tank) is not as strong, but for a 36 gal, it should be good enough.>
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Old 03-04-2009, 10:00 AM   #12
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Thanks for the help everyone. After thinking about it and realizing that I could get a new better looking tank for less than 100 bucks I might as well go with that.
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Old 03-04-2009, 10:23 AM   #13
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Check Craig's List until you find one that is solid. I see them in the "Free" section all the time. It will be worth it. This would be a good reptile tank but I'd not risk it.
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Old 03-04-2009, 10:31 AM   #14
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Just an FYI...

My Plastic Top border on my tank cracked last year as well.. I have a 45G AGA tank. My LFS ordered me a replacement border direct from AGA and it cost me $15 plus a tube of Silicone.

Removal of OLD was DIFFICULT
INSTALL of New was a Breeze

Who is the manufacturer of this tank?
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Old 03-04-2009, 12:40 PM   #15
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Try this.. lots of tanks in the Tampa area.

36 Gallon Aquarium / Fish Tank w/ Everything

Small world.. I was born across the bay from Tampa.
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Old 03-04-2009, 01:57 PM   #16
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A tank without a centre brace does not need the top trim for structural integrity. Don't even think of using silicone to glue acrylic. There will be no strength there.
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Old 03-04-2009, 02:01 PM   #17
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I got the tank from craigslist for free. I check it everyday and now have 7 tanks in the house lol. I was just wanting to have a borderless aquarium for a planted tank. So I was looking into reinforcing it. But I looked and can get close to a 36 gallon tank for like 75 bucks. Its borderless and brand new. I have everything else so its perfect. Thanks for the advice though.
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Actually after looking at it THAT IS MY TANK!! haha I put it up last night. Thanks for finding me one now all I gotta do is talk the seller down.
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Actually after looking at it THAT IS MY TANK!! haha I put it up last night. Thanks for finding me one now all I gotta do is talk the seller down.

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