01-25-2011, 04:31 PM
Join Date: Dec 2010
| | DIY Aquarium Bracing
Hello Everyone, I have a 65 gallon Aquarium 36 x 18 x 24 that I got from a friend, it's also missing the plastic bracing that it came with.
It's 8mm thick glass (.31inch) and overall it looks good, there are only a few tiny chips on the top edges
[/IMG] I want to reseal the tank and also add some glass bracing to it since I'm worried about the glass bowing and breaking. I think I am opting for a cross brace rather than the euro bracing style because, correct me if I'm wrong, but it would be hard to put filter pipes into the tank when all sides have big glass braces right?
My plan is to add glass braces 36" x 3" on the front and back panes and connect these with a 6" glass cross brace, same thickness as the aquarium glass (8mm ~ .31inch).
Missing top brace:
[/IMG] I want to ask you guys what your opinions are about removing the bottom plastic:
[/IMG] I don't like the look of it and once again, correct me here if you think I'm wrong, but it doesn't seem necessary. I'll be using some GE RTV 100 or Dow Corning 732 sealant for the project, if anyone knows anything better please post. Thanks for reading!
Last edited by bamboosharkbark; 01-26-2011 at 11:37 AM..