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Old 03-12-2013, 08:28 PM   #1
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removing the top plastic rim on aquarium

this may be a dumb question. but i have a 30 gal long reef tank. i much prefer the look of a rimless tank. but can you just remove the top plastic rim? or will the tank not hold together? anyone have any experience with this? thanks.
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after posting this i realised its probably in the wrong section lol.
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Old 03-12-2013, 08:39 PM   #3
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this may be a dumb question. but i have a 30 gal long reef tank. i much prefer the look of a rimless tank. but can you just remove the top plastic rim? or will the tank not hold together? anyone have any experience with this? thanks.
I've had friends remove the plastic on a 20L the tank is fine. I can't recommend it though... All I can say is she has no issues with the tank yet....


Would I do it? Probably not. If I wanted rimless I would have bought one. I do like the look though... I have a canopy so it wouldn't matter either way.
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Old 03-12-2013, 08:51 PM   #4
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see mine is open top. i have a clamp on style light mount that doesn't need the rim. i have never seen a rimless tank for sale around me except for acrylic and they are wicked expensive.
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Your not supposed to I wouldnt. Its their to keep the tank from bowing and eventually breaking apart. Rimless tanks are made to be rimless.
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It doesn't look good and the glass isn't bevelled on it's edges so it's sharp. Just save up for rimless if you go that route, Mr aqua tanks are reasonably priced.
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