Braceless cube info

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  1. regis

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    So I have read through a hole bunch of posts and have not really come to a conclusion, wanting to hear what the experts think.

    A 50 x 50 x 50 braceless cube made out of 10mm glass will it be strong enough or would bracing be needed?

    thanks
     
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    Would be fine , I normally just add bottom bracing , but I also build my tanks with the side panels on the outside of the bottom panel and not resting on top as this creates a much stronger bond
     
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    should be strong enough ive got a 600x 600x 550 with 10mm glass and haven't had any issues thus far
     
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    thanks, is the bottom bracing a must?
     
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    No , I have one in the shop (600 x 500 x 500) , no bottom bracing , no issues. A lot depends on your silicone skills ;)
     
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    that is what is worring me. looks can be deceptive. silicone might look good but the proof is in the pudding
     
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    nice topic, i am going 900 high with new build using 19mm but i am adding a steel frame/rim around the top, i see alot of large tank on UR and RC do this
     
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    I have a 600 x 600 10mm glass cube without bracing, so far so good!
    I also have a HOB skimmer hanging off the back pane.
     
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    Cool. Thanks for the input guys
     

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