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reddragon1977 12-06-2012 05:00 PM

rimless
 
Is a 10 gallon tank small enough to take of the top bracing and convert it to rimless?

GMYukonon24s 12-06-2012 06:06 PM

I've seen 10g get de-rimmed on here

DerekFF 12-06-2012 06:11 PM

Yes 10 and 20g tanks can safely be derimmed with no worry about loss of integrity

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lochaber 12-06-2012 07:46 PM

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...)

DerekFF 12-07-2012 07:12 AM

Ive seen a 40b derimmed and it was fine. Makes me a little nervous though at that size and up

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talontsiawd 12-08-2012 02:51 AM

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.

ftwchopper 12-08-2012 08:44 PM

Would derimming a stardard 29gal be possible?Im thinking about trying it with both top and bottom rims...

DaTrueDave 12-08-2012 08:49 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by talontsiawd (Post 2103004)
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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