Replaced the Juwel Plastic Brace

Discussion in 'Completed DIY Projects' started by LondonDragon, 23 Apr 2008.

  1. LondonDragon

    LondonDragon Administrator Staff Member

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    Looks possible if you cut it just after the slope and where it then gets flat, but would still be a lot of the old one left, but at least you wouln't get the shadow in the middle of the tank.
     
  2. glenn

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    prehaps if i cut to the start of the circle you see on the brace in the picture, that would leave enough flat to atach the acrylic?
     
  3. chilled84

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    the only problem mate is that mine does not have anywhere to screw attach like that. :(
     
  4. LondonDragon

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    In that case use glass instead and silicone it straight to the glass sides.
     
  5. chilled84

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    Would that work, I have been told to do that before, Im so paranoid it would give stuck with silicone, Even thou the tank is make of it.
     
  6. LondonDragon

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    Got to a glassier and get a brace that is 8 or 10mm and about 7cm/3 inches wide, just silicone it under the plastic brace into the glass, it will be fine ;) if the silicone gave then we would all be in trouble ;)
     
  7. chilled84

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    VERY TRUE!
     
  8. sjb123

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    Has anyone actually heard of a Juwel tank breaking without these Brace's?
    Mine (Rio 400) have been broken for about 6 years!! I was told, when trying to obtain replacements that they were not really needed, only as a precaution to dropping light units in tank?
    Worried now :woot: That's how many inches on Living room floor?

    Regards Steve...
     

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