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Old 08-24-2013, 02:57 AM   #1
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55 gallon bowing. What, me worry?

But seriously, do I need to worry? My 55 gallon is older and doesn't have a center brace and I notice that it is bowing 1/8" in the center. From what I've read, an 1/8th inch bow is not significant enough to worry about cracking any time soon but I've also read that any medium or larger tank without a center brace will eventually break. Thoughts?
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Old 08-24-2013, 07:00 AM   #2
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But seriously, do I need to worry? My 55 gallon is older and doesn't have a center brace and I notice that it is bowing 1/8" in the center. From what I've read, an 1/8th inch bow is not significant enough to worry about cracking any time soon but I've also read that any medium or larger tank without a center brace will eventually break. Thoughts?
Oh I'd be worrying all right! About it cracking, the seals breaking... I don't know what can be done to strengthen it, but if it were me, I'd drop the water level until it can be fixed/replaced.
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Old 08-24-2013, 12:25 PM   #3
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I'd be worried too! Try to find a 55 gallon on CL for cheap fast! If that breaks, you need to be prepared!
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Old 08-24-2013, 03:34 PM   #4
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you can buy a replacement brace for the top of your tank from all glass aquariums or you can order one from your lfs . then tank the old top brace of and reseal with new one.
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