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    Acrylic tank bowing

    Recently picked up a nano tank maybe a 20-25 gallon, noticed a little bowing on the sides today itís not braced in anyway thereís approximately 14-16gallons of total water volume after the rocks and sand were placed in, should I be worried? Tanks been up for about 10 days bowing is a few millimeters the acrylic used is a little under 1/2 inch maybe 3/8 inch not sure


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    Quote Originally Posted by gabecooltero View Post
    Recently picked up a nano tank maybe a 20-25 gallon, noticed a little bowing on the sides today it’s not braced in anyway there’s approximately 14-16gallons of total water volume after the rocks and sand were placed in, should I be worried? Tanks been up for about 10 days bowing is a few millimeters the acrylic used is a little under 1/2 inch maybe 3/8 inch not sure


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    Naw, you'll be fine with a tank that small. My current 25/G bows a little bit. It's 3/8" glass. Most acrylic overflow boxes (even when braced will bow slightly).

    As long as the acrylic was bonded together by a professional, you have nothing to worry about.

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    Tank seems to be really well constructed, just slight bowing.



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    a lot of acrylics bow
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    Quote Originally Posted by gabecooltero View Post
    Tank seems to be really well constructed, just slight bowing.

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    You’re good bro. Get some coral in there!

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