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Tanks without center braces

So can a tank that normally has a center brace that doesn't have one still function? I mean it wasn't built with one.

Aren't there some tanks that are just built without a center brace depending on the brand?
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Depends on the size, thickness of the glass, bonding agent used..
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ADA tanks don't have braces, they are not your standard size though.
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I center brace has the net effect of creating two tanks from the perspective of calculating glass thickness.

A tank with a center brace can use thinner, presumably less expensive glass than a tank without a center brace.

Were to provide information, dimensions and glass thickness it is not difficult to calculate.


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