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Old 05-14-2014, 09:25 AM   #1
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broken brace on 46 gallon bowfront

I bought a cl tank yesterday. Its a 46 gallon bowfront but the center brace is broken. Should this be a concern? The tank is dated 1999 on the bottom. Thinking of just offering it back on cl as a snake tank. It did come with a new filter and new bottom filter also-I don't need them.

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Old 05-14-2014, 12:52 PM   #2
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Yes it should be a concern. The brace was put there to keep the glass from bowing under weight of the water. Without the brace I'd have a real concern about leaks or even a failure. Not good with 46 gallons of water!
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Old 05-15-2014, 06:37 PM   #3
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Personally, if the brace cannot be replaced or repaired then don't fill it with water. The side seams will be under too much pressure.
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46 gallon, 6 gallon, bowfront, gallon

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