My center piece on the top frame of my 55g cracked I don't have the money to get another frame right now and I have a wood canopy so I was going to fix it with a piece of metal across the top and epoxied to the outside of the frame I read about this fix somewhere but cant find instructions. Anyhow, I went to home depot today and the guy there sold me a piece of 1/8 thick aluminum 1 inch wide. I bent the first end in a vice and it bent fairly easily and straight. I'm not really experienced with building materials, the guys at the store said it would be strong enough what do you all think of aluminum? It seems fairly flexible I was expecting something more rigid but like I said, I'm inexperienced with building stuff.