|04-18-2013 05:32 AM|
Its still going strong. I just emptied it for moving.
It will go trough its 3rd move... hope it survives it.
|01-28-2013 12:59 AM|
|kwheeler91||How thicks is the glass and how much bowing do you have?|
|01-27-2013 07:23 PM|
|magnum||I'll be damned congrats|
|01-26-2013 01:04 AM|
|rawalstrom||Is it still together? I plan to de-rim a 75g in the future for a riparium project and am curious about the sustainability of rimless.|
|03-29-2012 07:08 AM|
|03-29-2012 06:51 AM|
That glass brace is actually the support memeber on those tanks (I'm thinking it is an oceanic right). If you take the rim off of a tank like a 55g you will have a huge mess on your hands. I would watch doing it to any tank that has a center brace built into the plastic rim it is there for a reason. I have seen full 55's bow out 2-3" when the center brace broke. Ithen shattered at the top and you know the rest. Any tank that doesn't have a center brace doesn't really use the rim for support other than to hold the hood up.
|03-29-2012 03:44 AM|
|03-29-2012 02:36 AM|
Here is the tank, without support or braces:
|01-07-2012 11:07 PM|
It's sitting on the shelf in my garage without braces.
Check my journal post 62 shows it.
|01-06-2012 10:44 PM|
|01-04-2012 08:26 PM|
|secuono||Old thread, but I want to know what happened!|
|07-10-2011 04:41 AM|
Okay, here we are a month later and it is time for an update. I was reading through this wondering about the brace function as well. After removing it top and bottom from a 20g tall that was sitting in someone's yard I realized it cannot be purely decorative? I mean it was hell to remove and I have battle scars to prove it. Sure if the tank fails the plastic rim can snap but this tank was sitting out in someone's yard under a tree for years and I was cursing a storm removing that plastic.
As much as I would like to trust removing the rim off my 20g L or the 50g I am picking up this week, it still is in the back of my head that I can come home one afternoon after removing the rim and a mess is waiting for me. Tempted but man you really have to think carefully right? I like Roundar's glass center brace though. Not taking away from the look of the tank and not obvious too.
Insofar as how to deal with a glass lid when you have no rim..
|06-26-2011 10:00 PM|
|redfishsc||Roundar, looks GREAT!!!|
|06-25-2011 07:15 AM|
|06-24-2011 12:59 AM|
I derimmed my 75g. The glass is 3/8" thick, and it has a glass center brace though.
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