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Topic Review (Newest First)
01-02-2013 04:27 PM
GMYukonon24s That's interesting with the euro bracing.
01-01-2013 03:45 AM
Adam Kentucky Nice job on the euro bracing!
01-01-2013 12:34 AM
DogFish Nice work. Looking forward to seeing your 2OL project. I was thinking about de rimming a 20L myself. I can seethe benefit of a euro brace on the longer tank. I have to wonder if the side braces are really needed?
12-31-2012 11:38 PM
Originally Posted by Shangrila View Post
Is the brace glued to the top of the tank or inside? Did you use silicone or something else?

i used silicone and put a bead along the top edge of the tank. put the bracing in place on the long ends first, let sit overnight, then did the short sides, let sit overnight again. for the short sides, i braced a small piece of 2.x4 under it so it would have something to sit on while it was curing. cleaned up all excess silicon with sharp razor next day. its very sturdy and the tank did not bow at all when filled up. i'm thinking of doing one with a 20 long next!
12-31-2012 11:18 PM
Shangrila Is the brace glued to the top of the tank or inside? Did you use silicone or something else?
12-31-2012 10:53 PM
DIY Euro Brace 10


I started my first shrimp tank over the xmas holiday. I de-rimmed a standard 10 gal (petco $1gal sale) and had a local glass company cut me narrow 1.5" strips to create my own euro bracing. i'm really happy with how it turned out! heres a snapshot of full tank. i have a 18" finnex ray 2 hanging 20" from the substrate and i'm running a fluval nano intank filter. looking to add in a co2 system some time very soon. let me know if you have one available.. hoping to get one around 150. love some feedback... substrate is floramax, and i wish i wouldn't have used it. should have gone with eco complete, but i'm on a tight budget for this setup. thanks for looking,
happy new year!

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