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Arrow CL's ADA 30-C & Rimless 10G *starting fresh~ 1-03*

I removed the rim from a 10 gallon AGA tank
tank-

testing-

full-

ok, finally done!
light- 20 watts comp. florescent
substrate- balck sand
water is still a little cloudy


moss types added:
weeping
willow
us fissiden
taiwan
flame
anubias types added:
petite
nana

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oh, the white things in the sand are bubbles, the sand is pure black.
Let me know what you think.

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nice low light tank. now what to fill the foreground?


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can't wait to see how this works out. I'm in love with mosses as of late.


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nice low light tank. now what to fill the foreground?
I'm thinking that when I get my weeping moss to grow out, I will put it in the foreground, Because I think that it would stay low enough, either that or have a little bit of a bare area, not sure yet.

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Not to be a killjoy but didn't someone end up with 10 gallons of water on their floor after removing the plastic rims from their AGA? Something about the silicone job not being as high quality as the tanks that come rimless and are made for that application.

Just something to think about, it would suck to drop that much water in your house.


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I love it!
My only critique would be the two DW pieces on left are the same exact shape height...


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'Nice! how do you take off the rims? lol.
I think Imma consider taking only the top rim off. in fear of what prototyp3 said
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I personally would only take the rim off if I reinforced the seams...With the AGA tanks, I'm scared to even remove the cross-brace on my 29g bowfront...
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Not to be the bearer of bad news, but taking the rim off is very risky. The rim is there for support, as the volume and weight of the water will push the glass outward. Without the rim, the onlything holding the glass together is the silicone, and it was never meant to do so.

It may not leak right away, but the constant pressure on the caulk over time will likely weaken it till it fails.
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Blah blah blah, forget the naysayers.

I'm sure you weighed the options. Taking the rim off a 29 gallon, bowfront, is a very different thing entirely.

I've got a rimless 10 gallon, been running for quite a while now, no problems whatsoever. Here's the journal to mine.

Yours is looking very nice!


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The reason I decided to take the rim off is because I saw a guy that did it on like 5 or 6 of his 10 gallon tanks and I worked great. He made a tutorial type thing on how to do it, so it convinced me to do it. I was able to get the bottom rim off in 1 piece, so I could put it on for when I'm away/not viewing the tank. When I was testing it, I pulled the back and front panels (I know, not smart) and they held up fine, even when the tank is full of water. I have weighed out the pros and cons and have decided on the no rim look, I dont want to have to worry about it. I eouldnt remove the rim mfrom anything larger than 10 gallons. A guy at a pet store told me about how a woman removed the center brace from her 55 gallon, and all 55 gallons of water went onto her living room floor! Yikes!

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The reason I decided to take the rim off is because I saw a guy that did it on like 5 or 6 of his 10 gallon tanks and I worked great. He made a tutorial type thing on how to do it, so it convinced me to do it.
Do you have a link to this tutorial? Just curious if you guys did any reinforcing with silicone or whatnot. Thanks
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https://www.plantedtank.net/forums/di...lass-tank.html
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i cant find the tutorial....

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