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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 01-24-2012, 05:55 AM Thread Starter
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Re-Rimming a tank?

Nope, it's not a typo. Haha!
I want to re-rim a 30 gallon tank I bought.

I am planning to put mice in there and in order for a reptile/aquarium-type mesh screen to fit the top it needs to have a rim. Otherwise the metal would be resting right on the glass, which isn't safe for the mice or very secure.

Can you buy replacement rims?

Any input would be appreciated. Thanks!

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How is metal touching glass unsafe, or less secure than a set-on screen? 10 minutes, some tin snips, and a pair of needlenose and you have a top screen, just bend it over the edges 1/2" and fold the corners. If you wanted to actually re-rim the thing your best bet would be wood and glue. And it would be ugly without the use of a decent router. And probably more costly than just buying another 30 gallon.


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I think the OP is talking about the premade mesh screens that are only made to fit inside the rim. If that's what they are talkin about then the lid would fall through. Obviously if she wanted to make her own mesh lid there wouldn't be an issue of the lid not fitting.

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You can make the rim out of wood if you're handy. Wood is easier to work with.

Maybe you can buy wood trimmings and cut to fit and then glue them on with silicon. Hold them in place with tape.


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Contact your LFS. They can order you a new top brace.

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