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I just filled my 90 gallon tank last night, got all the rocks in and started up the filter, went to start putting the lighting fixtures on (came with 2 24" fluorescent canopies, and noticed they didn't really fit like they did when the tank was empty. Measuring across the centre of the tank gave about 1/2" wider than at the edges. So about a 1/4" of bowing on either side, is this an acceptable amount or should I drain the tank and look at installing a centre brace?

I did some searching on the forums but didn't find an exact answer.
 

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There are a lot of older tanks out there with no center brace...but it does help prevent bowing and distributes weight more evenly. If this tank is in a spot where it could break and ruin carpet/flooring/etc, I would be a little concerned. If you have a fish room with a cement floor, I probably wouldn't worry too much.
 
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