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Remove all the old silicone, clean the glass with vinegar and some newspaper (I find that works the best for getting glass clean). If you can, sand a bevel into each end of your glass brace to get more surface area for the silicone to grab hold. Lather, rinse, and repeat for second brace.

And also make sure you have 100% silicone.
 

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Also, remember, LESS IS MORE here.

Glass-to-silicon-to-glass is stronger the thinner the silicon layer gets. If the silicon is thick, its not going to be strong.



Is the brace sitting on top of the tank, or inside the tank? If you're trying to silicon it in a manner where there's shear, (IE, brace is sitting on top of the glass), its never going to work.
 

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Also, remember, LESS IS MORE here.

Glass-to-silicon-to-glass is stronger the thinner the silicon layer gets. If the silicon is thick, its not going to be strong.



Is the brace sitting on top of the tank, or inside the tank? If you're trying to silicon it in a manner where there's shear, (IE, brace is sitting on top of the glass), its never going to work.
It's on the inside and thanks for the advice.
 

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I use a dremel. Problem solved.
 
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