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Old 06-05-2011, 11:50 PM   #11
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If it has a rim on the bottom, that's a good indication it had one on top. I've never seen a rimless tank with a rim on the bottom. The top edge of the glass will also probably be smooth and even, where a tank with a rim won't have the detail.
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You need to verify that it is a rimless tank rather than a tank that's had the rim taken off. I wouldn't trust a 40g that was designed with a rim but has been removed.
Is it the size that's at issue? I thought you de-rimmed a 10g successfully?
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Doesn't the rim offer a fair amount of support though? Yes the seals probably do most of the work, but the rim is like the backbone. The stress of 4x the amount of water on a tank that wasn't designed rimless makes a 40 4x riskier than a 10g.
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