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Old 07-06-2013, 06:52 AM   #1
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Went to San Diego for the $ per gallon sale at Petco and got a new 40 gallon breeder! I was stoked because it's originally $115. No pics yet but man I'm loving the dimensions. I wonder if I can de-rim it...Oh such a quandary!
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Old 07-06-2013, 06:59 AM   #2
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What are the dims on it? I wouldn't derim a tank over 20 gallon unless it shallow.
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Old 07-06-2013, 07:43 AM   #3
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What are the dims on it? I wouldn't derim a tank over 20 gallon unless it shallow.
I believe it's 36x18x18. I'll take your advice about derimming.
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Old 07-06-2013, 07:51 AM   #4
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Is there a brace on the rim?

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I believe it's 36x18x18. I'll take your advice about derimming.
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Old 07-06-2013, 01:33 PM   #5
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No brace on it. Just the black rim all the way around
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Old 07-07-2013, 12:16 AM   #6
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Well if there's no brace then it shouldn't be a problem. They black trim doesn't offer any structural support. I would just be ready to make a DIY brace just in case it bows.

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No brace on it. Just the black rim all the way around
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Old 07-07-2013, 07:08 AM   #7
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No brace means you're free and clear to de-rim!
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Old 07-07-2013, 07:13 PM   #8
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Now I'm interested, how would you derim it?
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Old 07-07-2013, 09:23 PM   #9
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Pretty easy really. I use a putty knife to get under the rim and use my fingers to slowly break the silicone seal.at that point you can either break the trip or save it in case you want to remount it. Use a blade to cut the silicone on the inside then slowly pull it off and done.

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