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post #7 of (permalink) Old 12-31-2009, 03:43 PM Thread Starter
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Last night I de-rimmed the 20 gal tank. (Thx again to Hydrophyte for his helpful thread about De-rimming a Tank. Made it so easy to do.)

I took my block plane and shaved off the plastic down to the glass..

...then I took a utility knife and put between the glass and the plastic and removed the pieces...

without rim...

I then spent some time getting the silicone off the glass and also took a sharpening stone to the top edges of the glass to create a small bevel so I won't get cut. I also scraped the black off the back of the tank and will repaint it. This is where the tank stands as of right now. It needs a good cleaning and I am hoping to get the water stains off the glass. If anyone has any good method, please let me know.

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