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post #16 of 22 (permalink) Old 03-25-2010, 02:14 AM Thread Starter
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Milq: LOL ... thats funny

I'm sort of disappointed at not being able to de-rim the bottom rim though,
and with the scuff-like marks which I think are permanent on the side panels.

I did this as an experiment, but it owuldbe worth it to buy rimless to start with
or if you wanna do DIY, just buy glass panels and assemble it yourself using a
strong grade silicone.
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post #17 of 22 (permalink) Old 03-28-2010, 03:58 PM
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I've had success de-rimming a 10gal from walmart. (the one in the $35 kit) It took about 3 hours of work though to get all of the left over residue off. Before de-rimming it was in use for a year and now has been in use de-rimmed for 2 days without any incidencts... yet.
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Adjangs, Did you de-rim the bottom rim also ?

Did it have the side panels sitting in a plastic groove in the bottom rim ?
Or was the bottom panel flush with the edges ?

And did you remove the bottom rim ?
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Yep, I de-rimmed the bottom too. It used to sit in a plastic groove so that the bottom glass panel was raised off the stand some. Definitely was not flush. Does it matter for integrity of the tank, or for convenience of de-rimming or..? It's my first and only de-rim so I'm still learning.

I don't have 5 posts yet and so can't post links yet... but if you want to view my guide for the process you can google "How to remove the rim off a standard rimmed tank" By Erik Ostrander.
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I don't have 5 posts yet and so can't post links yet... but if you want to view my guide for the process you can google "How to remove the rim off a standard rimmed tank" By Erik Ostrander.
nice.. I actually read that also to de-rim the tank.

Well if you see the other post in DIY about 2.5. 5, 10 G de-rim tanks,
the concern with space left under the bottom panel is that pressure
of the 88 lbs in 10 G tank would compromise the seal eventually at the
bottom.

less of a concern with 2.5 or 5 gallons but still a concern.

so we came toconclusion to put somehting under that empty space flush
with the side edges ..(like wood, plastic,etc) to prevent it from crumbling
or leaking.

Heres the link to that Thread https://www.plantedtank.net/forums/di...-5-5-10-a.html
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Oh I see now...

Although my bottom panel was supported above the bottom of the plastic rim, the glass side-panels do not extend below the bottom glass panel on my tank. Instead, the four sides rest ontop of the bottom panel which is flush with all four edges of the tank. So in my tank at least, there's no concern of the bottom panel falling out, but of the side panels exploding outward instead.
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Not to dig up a thread from the dead, but I'm curious about this. Did anyone here have any major tank failures?

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