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Eurobrace vs jumpers

Im building a 150g rimless tank. I plan to have it open-top and have been wondering what fish to get.
Im leaning towards getting a school of congo tetras but Im a bit nervous about them jumping out since they are quite fast swimmers.
Because of this I was thinking if eurobracing the tank would solve this problem? Ive heard that most of the time when fish jump out, they swim with the glass and leap out and rarely jump out from the middle of the water.
Im thinking that eurobracing with thin glass and perhaps only about an inch wide would not spoil the looks to much.

Anyone had fish jump out of an open eurobraced tank?

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My 75g has about 2cm of lip on it, it hasn't stopped any jumping.

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Be careful about using thin glass for that bracing. If the brace does any bracing it has to be thick enough not to buckle from the bending load. Glass is unforgiving under stress.

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