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Old 10-27-2012, 09:29 PM   #1
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Aquarium Trim

Ive been reading other forums online and i understand that the trim is important on 100 gallon+ tanks. The large tanks are what everyone talks about but never about the tanks 60 gallon and smaller. Do tanks under 60 need the trim? or will it be fine without?
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Old 10-27-2012, 09:45 PM   #2
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I'd keep it on
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If it comes with one, it needs to stay. Even a 10g that has had the trim taken off is very capable of blowing out.
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its not one of my tanks. Ive seen several with out tho. Thats why i ask. And i also watched a video on Youtube of someone making a tank and i said to myself "Oh i can do that." So if i do ever get around to making a tank guess ill make a trim for it as well.

But on the trimless tanks does the thickness of the glass make a difference? i wouldn't think? just the adhesive(silicone) right?
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It's not the silicone, it's the thickness. Rimless tanks use much thicker glass. The trim (especially the bracing on larger tanks) prevents the glass from bowing out.
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The glass isn't beveled so it can be quite sharp.
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Ive never seen a tank blow out. does the glass bow out to the point where the silicone separates or glass shatter?
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