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    220 bracing help

    I purchased a 220 used for 100 dollars no leaks or anything both braces are cracked off. The tank measure 72 x 24 x 30. From my understanding two 5in x 23.5 inch 12mm thick glass could be siliconed where the old braces were and I should be ok, right? The silicone Iím using is GE SC1200 construction grade silicone. Please help I donít want a swamp wife will kill me

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    Hi Sloogan,

    My "personal" experience trying to re-brace with glass strips/silicone was not a good one. I was not successful in getting a good enough (one that I felt comfortable with) bond after several attempts. I ended up ordering a new prefab brace from http://www.aquariumframeswholesale.com/ . They were able to furnish a new brace for 100gal tank in about a week at a reasonable $$$.

    I'm sure others will make their own recommendations.......just wanted to share mineClick here to enlarge

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    That companies great and all except they don’t make a 72 x 24

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    Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by sloogan Click here to enlarge
    That companies great and all except they don’t make a 72 x 24
    Two thoughts.....

    Can your size be fabricated by framewholesale as a special order without you having to float a second mortgage to afford?

    Have you condisered Euro-Bracing?

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    I don’t think they make 220 customs it’s 24 wide I’ll try to contact them about it and I have considered eurobracing but I have corner overflows

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