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post #1 of 8 (permalink) Old 12-06-2012, 05:00 PM Thread Starter
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Is a 10 gallon tank small enough to take of the top bracing and convert it to rimless?
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post #2 of 8 (permalink) Old 12-06-2012, 06:06 PM
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I've seen 10g get de-rimmed on here

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post #3 of 8 (permalink) Old 12-06-2012, 06:11 PM
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Yes 10 and 20g tanks can safely be derimmed with no worry about loss of integrity

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post #4 of 8 (permalink) Old 12-06-2012, 07:46 PM
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I might be wrong, but unless the rim has a center brace, then it doesn't really do anything structurally for the tank. I've heard of people de-rimming 40B (no idea how those turned out though...)
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Ive seen a 40b derimmed and it was fine. Makes me a little nervous though at that size and up

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It is fine to do so. However, I would recommend trying to find this tank, if you don't already have a 10 gallon:
http://www.amazon.com/Marina-Style-G.../dp/B0035H5H8K

If you remove the hood, rim is not there. Pretty cool. Finished much better than a standard 10 gallon on top, will save you a few hours, depending on how much of a perfectionist you are. I think you can only buy the kit, not the tank alone, I may be wrong on that. Far from ADA or even Mr. Aqua but silicone is better than a standard 10 gallon on the sides, top has finished edges, etc. Black silicone though.
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Would derimming a stardard 29gal be possible?Im thinking about trying it with both top and bottom rims...
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post #8 of 8 (permalink) Old 12-08-2012, 08:49 PM
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It is fine to do so. However, I would recommend trying to find this tank, if you don't already have a 10 gallon:
http://www.amazon.com/Marina-Style-G.../dp/B0035H5H8K
A hundred bucks for a ten gallon tank! Yikes!
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