Urgent! Aquarium Brace Help

  1. LaniKai

    LaniKai Member Member

    So I filled up my new (bought it used) 72 gallon bowfront aquarium and I noticed the brace was doing this IMG_0604.JPG is there anything I can do to fix this? Or is the tank broken beyond repair? Should I empty the tank ASAP or would it be okay to sit overnight?
     
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    bryangar Well Known Member Member

    I definitely would remove the water. A tank that big would need a brace. It’s bowing too much and will probably cause a crack on the tank.
    You can fix it, build a new trim and brace out of acrylic. I don’t know exactly how to build it but it’s possible.
     
  3. OP
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    LaniKai

    LaniKai Member Member

    I just got done draining most of the water so it's barely bowing anymore. I'm going to try to call the LFS that I bought it from in the morning to see if I could return it. I was looking at ways to build a new brace but I don't have any way of cutting glass or acrylic so I don't know if that is an option for me.
     
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    smee82 Well Known Member Member

    Id definately return it of you werent told the brace was broken.