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Removal of Top Strap

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MINIATUS

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I was wondering if anyone has done this before and what are the pit falls to its removal. I was thinking of removing mine and maybe replace it with something that wont block the light or melt under MH lamps. Is this strap for support or designed only for mounting glass top.
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Curtswearing

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I truly don't think it's for looks Min.....I think it's to keep the glass from bowing in the front and back. However, I'll defer to other opinions.
 

MINIATUS

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I was wondering the same thing. Glass is 1/2 thick and with the new coast to coast overflow also having a sheet of plate glass behind the acrylic overflow it would give more support. It is amazing how a 2 inch strap can cause that much shadowing of a tank.

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