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How did a cat damage a tank that size?

If you post pictures of the damaged tank, we can offer ideas on how or if it can be repaired.
 
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How did a cat damage a tank that size?

If you post pictures of the damaged tank, we can offer ideas on how or if it can be repaired.
The tank is in the basement and above the tank are vents where the cats walk on. I think he jumped off of one of the vents just on the perfect spot either directly onto the brace or onto lid close enough to snap it. Not sure how old the tank is exactly but we think its near 20 years old. The Canton question is almost 13 pounds and jumping down a few feet would be a lot of force on an old piece of plastic that was thin to begin with.
 

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Is the black bit plastic or glass?
If it goes where the clamp is fitted, then it's probably just a cross member and you can glue a new one on. Get a piece of glass that is the same thickness as the tank (6, 8 or 10mm), and silicon it across the top from the front to back. Let it dry for a week and your good to go. The cross members are usually 4 inches wide.
 
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Hello, long time no post. Life was a bit crazy stressful with work. thankfully the stress went down a notch so I was able to do some (long needed) maintenance.

Here is a (not really short) video showcasing the majority of the tanks, I forgot to show the Betta 5 gallon tanks again...

The video cut off at the end, but the tank dimensions are actually 60 7/6" x 18 1/4" glass to glass, and no one makes a trim over 18" wide so there isn't another option to replace the top trim. Anyone has any other suggestions on supporting the center brace, it would be welcome.


Hey Colin, just read your earlier reply. The original center brace is plastic, and was attempted to be fixed with the metal rod that is clamped to the sides of the trim and glued to the broken brace with a plastic epoxy (Loctitie). I would be very nervous about removing the current reinforcement to cut the broken piece of original brace off as I will have to deal with the glued down bits now as well. This is why I thought if I could use acrylic to additional reinforce it and ease my Sister's anxiety about the water pressure being too much for the current reinforcement.
 
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Hello, long time no post. Life was a bit crazy stressful with work. thankfully the stress went down a notch so I was able to do some (long needed) maintenance.

Here is a (not really short) video showcasing the majority of the tanks, I forgot to show the Betta 5 gallon tanks again...

The video cut off at the end, but the tank dimensions are actually 60 7/6" x 18 1/4" glass to glass, and no one makes a trim over 18" wide so there isn't another option to replace the top trim. Anyone has any other suggestions on supporting the center brace, it would be welcome.


Hey Colin, just read your earlier reply. The original center brace is plastic, and was attempted to be fixed with the metal rod that is clamped to the sides of the trim and glued to the broken brace with a plastic epoxy (Loctitie). I would be very nervous about removing the current reinforcement to cut the broken piece of original brace off as I will have to deal with the glued down bits now as well. This is why I thought if I could use acrylic to additional reinforce it and ease my Sister's anxiety about the water pressure being too much for the current reinforcement.
Hi Nat, good to hear from you again, missed this yesterday...looking forward to viewing your vid, but will have to do it at home, like you, my work has been crazy/stressful, as well....end of fiscal, inventory coming up...I hate this time of year at work, lol
 

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