1/4 inch for a eurobrace?

DakotaTheHutt

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Hey all, I finished repairing my 1 inch thick acrylic tank, and was wondering if 1/4 inch for eurobracing is enough or if I should wait to find an acrylic store and get something larger like 1/2"

The tank measures 48" long, 24" wide and 16" tall.

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Your acrylic tank appears to have very thick sides. How thick is it?

If it's 1" or more, I'd suggest that 1/4" euro brace would be kind of light weight, but then edge on, it does have some strength.

If I were in your place, I'd opt to by some 1/2" and use it instead.

But that's just my 2 cents. We'll see if anybody else has an opinion.
 

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Do you need a Euro brace for a tank that's only 48 in Long that is one inch thick acrylic? Seems a little excessive to me but I don't have an acrylic tank sorry
 
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Do you need a Euro brace for a tank that's only 48 in Long that is one inch thick acrylic? Seems a little excessive to me but I don't have an acrylic tank sorry
it started to crack on the top seams, so apparently i need to brace it. I thought the same thing, but i was wrong unfortunately.
 
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Your acrylic tank appears to have very thick sides. How thick is it?

If it's 1" or more, I'd suggest that 1/4" euro brace would be kind of light weight, but then edge on, it does have some strength.

If I were in your place, I'd opt to by some 1/2" and use it instead.

But that's just my 2 cents. We'll see if anybody else has an opinion.
Thank you, I was thinking the same thing. it is 1" thick, but started to crack. so 1/2" thick seems like the game plan. Thank
 

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