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Old 01-17-2022, 11:29 AM   #1
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Bowing 120 gallon tank

Hey guys. Forgive my stupidity, but I bought a used 120 gallon tank. I got a little ahead of my self with excitement and got it almost filled with water. However, I realized after the fact that the top plastic brace being broken may be a bit of an issue. Sure enough the tank is bowing in the front/back by roughly half an inch(Iíll attach pictures). Iím wondering what I can do to repair the brace? Iím guessing over time the stress will cause issues and I donít want the tank to burst obviously. Itís also a pain because Iím guessing Iíll have to drain most of the water out but thatís on me lol. Please advise, thank you.

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Old 01-19-2022, 10:55 AM   #2
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I would clean up the break and then use the strongest 2 part epoxy I could find to make the repair. I would get a bar clamp to pull the tank together. If you have a Harbor Freight in your area these are pretty inexpensive.

For peace of mind I would cut another piece of plastic as a splint and then epoxy it from the bottom side over the break area so you have a stronger repair.
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