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Old 01-26-2007, 02:08 AM   #1
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Removing tank trim.

I rather like the rimless look on smaller aquariums, is there anyway to cleanly remove the top and bottom rim on mine?
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Old 01-26-2007, 03:35 AM   #2
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doesnt that hold a bit of the glass outskirt pressure?
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Old 01-26-2007, 04:12 AM   #3
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perhaps, though im not sure.

its a 2.5 gallon so im not sure if thatd be enough water weight to make it a matter....?
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My personal thought, if the tank wasn't designed to be rimless, I would not risk it. 2.5 gals emptying is still enough water to do some damage so something. I would just find a rimless tank, an excuse to get anther tank.
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I would think a 2.5 would be fine without the rim. The pressure is much less compared to a larger tank. You might consider adding a little dab of silicon to the joints at the top, but that is probably not needed. I wouldn't do it on a 10 or larger, but a 2.5 should be fine.
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is the small tank glass, plastic or acyllic? most likely if you go to remove the trim your going to tear some of the sealent off along with it. Its mearly held on with aquarium sealent/ silicone and can be removed by sliding a razor up and under it to cut the seal, caution should be used when doing this, if you tear the selene ton the tank walls it may leak, or even from the small pressure a 2 gallon will be holding back it can burst a part, let us know how it goes
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Old 01-27-2007, 04:53 AM   #7
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ok i broke it...

new tank time!

this is a replacement for my nano, so something around 2-3 gallon.

any good links you guys can recommend?

I prefer rimless if possible and nano is a must

edit: I think i found my love here

http://www.adgshop.com/Cube_Garden_MINI_M_p/102-863.htm

think im gonna order it tomorrow.

Now other questions arise, mostly stocking. Will about 6 serpae or neon tetra's be acceptable bio-load? Ill put the betta else where..or would he work in there too?
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I think that the serpaes require a little more room to move than that. They like to chase each other around a bit and seem to be a little more aggressive in confined spaces.

Neons should do better in a tank that size.
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ok i broke it...

new tank time!

this is a replacement for my nano, so something around 2-3 gallon.

any good links you guys can recommend?

I prefer rimless if possible and nano is a must

edit: I think i found my love here

http://www.adgshop.com/Cube_Garden_MINI_M_p/102-863.htm

think im gonna order it tomorrow.
Thats insanely spendy....you can get a set of four Hagen Euro frameless nanos for less:

http://www.hagen.com/canada/english/...01029200010101

http://www.hagen.com/canada/english/...01029400010101
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Old 01-27-2007, 08:32 PM   #10
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Ok sweet deal. though ive always wanted an ADA you're right its just not practical.

Where does it list prices on the hagen site, and more importantly how do I order?
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