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A question about fish tanks

Discussion in 'Equipment & DIY Ideas' started by wlsgmfr123, Jan 5, 2012.

  1. wlsgmfr123

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    Hi, I have a 29 tank in my room.

    Technically, it doesn't really need brace on the top somehow, but

    I was wondering if there is a way that I can get it or make it by my self.

    Any advice ?

    thx
     
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    a brace or a trim ring??? and you do not need a brace if you want to add one you can silicone a piece of glass in as a brace
     
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    Do you know where I can geta piece of glass ?
     
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    any hardware store
     
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    If you want the trim with a brace, see if you can order one made for a 37 gallon tank. It is the same footprint, but with the taller tank it has a brace.
     
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    That is a good idea.

    Do you know any website or place where they sell those?

    ;)
     
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    Try calling House of Tropicals. They always seem to have a ton of frames in stock. You'll need to know what brand your tank is before you call.
     
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    OK I will try HOT :D
     
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    or just ask someone in the club to cut one for you....
     
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    Oh really? Could you please do it for me? :party0006:


    I am looking for 30cm and 45cm pieces ;)
     
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    inches please :) i don't do metric...
     
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    12.3 inches and 18.2 inches :D

    thx
     
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    #13 minifoot77, Jan 5, 2012
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    lol is it a 16th or an eighth? my tape measure doesn't have tenths on it :)
     
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    lol ok 12 and half and 18 and half.

    It doesn't have to be that accurate. :D
     
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    it could be to the 1/32th if you want it to be i just can't measure for you :)
     
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    Oh My mistake

    I was talking about one piece with 12.5 inches and one other piece with 18.5

    :p

    2 pieces total
     
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    and how wide?
     
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    I think we misunderstood each other lol

    I was talking about just a bar(?) 12.5 and 18.5 inches.

    When you look at the fish tank bigger than 40, you sit the plastic

    piece that holds each side of tank on the top.

    Just a long (12.5 and 18.5 inches) plastic or glass pieces :D

    And, 1 or 2 inches wide wolud work fine
     
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    i acquired a 40 breeder with no center brace and glued a paint stirrer mid span, and it is still there four years later (just my two cents)
     
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    I guess it helps a lot.

    thx for tip ;)
     

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