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.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.
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, lolHello, 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.
We wound up moving to a new house the basement wasn't big enough to keep all the tanks. Plus our life got too busy and so we needed to downsize to save our sanity. We had a 125, 120, five 75 gallons, two 50 gallon lowboy tanks, a 40 breeder, a 40 gallon cube, a 33 gallon long, a 30 gallon cube, 22 gallon cube, four 20 gallon long tanks, three 15 gallons and eight 10 gallon with half up and running at the time. Majority of the tanks had sponge filtration as I had a central air system setup with a DAPH 60 air pump. If I can find a video I will post it, but it's a PITA looking on the phone.Wow, that's a crazy collection. I would have loved to see it before you slimmed down!!
No myRoyal pleco Thor and my 10 Pavo eels were moved into the 75. Also my Royal farwella went into the 120 with my tetras, banjo cats, syno catfish, cory and other plecos.Good to hear from you again, I was wondering how y'all have been doing, watching Blondie's goofball antics the other day made me think of you