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Old 09-08-2013, 07:30 AM   #11
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Its 1/8" ad well. I have the 20g L and it bows witha a brace. Its all fine and dandy
Thanks for the info, just wanted to compare.

I always wanted to de-rim a 20 long, I have a 20 tall that I de-rimmed a year ago that has been in service since but I remember its was as simple as just pulling on the rim and it came off, not the 20 long, took a lot more work.

BTW, I wouldn't go as far as removing the bottom trim for many reasons.
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Old 09-08-2013, 08:54 AM   #12
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40g breeders are suppose to have center braces... As long as there's bowing, there will be pressure on the silicone. Eventually it's going to blowout. When you de-rim a tank, you want to keep your water level lower then usual.
Appreciate all the input Sillyfishies!
BTW I own two 40g breeders that I purchased new without a top center brace, they do have a center brace on the bottom though. You'll never see me removing the rim on those, that would definitely be asking for trouble!

For sure the bracing adds strength to the tanks, but I also wonder if manufactures use the plastic trim to save on glass thickness and not having to finish the glass on top?
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Old 09-08-2013, 12:30 PM   #13
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Appreciate all the input Sillyfishies!
BTW I own two 40g breeders that I purchased new without a top center brace, they do have a center brace on the bottom though. You'll never see me removing the rim on those, that would definitely be asking for trouble!

For sure the bracing adds strength to the tanks, but I also wonder if manufactures use the plastic trim to save on glass thickness and not having to finish the glass on top?
I wasn't aware you left the bottom brace. I think you should be fine then.

I just personally don't trust the manufacturing silicone.
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I wasn't aware you left the bottom brace. I think you should be fine then.

I just personally don't trust the manufacturing silicone.
Bad communication on my part, sorry about that.
I don't know if I could trust my silicone job, no matter what silicone I use
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