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[APD] Remove center brace from 75-gallon
The "so on" part of Scott's post is the cheaper cost and IMO that is the major factor. My favorite tank EVER was a 70 gal without the center brace I bought in the late 1970s. That tank was indestructable and made a half dozen Navy moves that destroyed several thinner tanks. I finally gave it away and it is still in use. I could not discern much difference in clarity and if there was any bowing I did not notice that either.
Personally, I would gladly pay a premium for a thicker quality glass 70 or 90 gallon tank without the brace just to increase the lighting options and for ease of cleaning.
Does anyone know of any sources?
I don't know who made you tank but the manufacturers
usually employ braces so that the glass panels can be
thinner, the tank lighter, the view clearer, and so on.
There are ways to design tanks so that they do not need
center braces but those tanks usually do not have center
braces -- them that does needs 'em.
If you remove the brace, the glass will bow out much more
than with the brace, and either the frame or the glass will
probably break right away or soon, that is, if you put
water in the tank.
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