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Old 06-23-2011, 07:20 PM   #61
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you are determined to make a mess arent you...haha!
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Old 06-23-2011, 08:25 PM   #62
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A nice wide center brace like a 50 long has and put it on something flat with a neoprene mat, and you're golden.
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Old 06-23-2011, 11:59 PM   #63
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I derimmed my 75g. The glass is 3/8" thick, and it has a glass center brace though.



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Old 06-25-2011, 06:15 AM   #64
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I derimmed my 75g. The glass is 3/8" thick, and it has a glass center brace though.
makes me want to do my 55g. hows it holding up when filled?
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Old 06-26-2011, 09:00 PM   #65
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Roundar, looks GREAT!!!
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Old 07-10-2011, 03:41 AM   #66
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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..





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Old 01-04-2012, 07:26 PM   #67
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Old thread, but I want to know what happened!
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^ Ditto....
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It's sitting on the shelf in my garage without braces.
Check my journal post 62 shows it.
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Here is the tank, without support or braces:

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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.

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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.

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no, it had a plastic brace in the middle, check post 1. I took everything of. I don't have any braces or support.
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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.
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