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plastic trim question

so i got a free 29 gallon aquarium from Freecycle but the plastic trim is cracked at the corners. so the question is... is it safe to remove the trim if i plan on using the stand i am making, in place of the trim. such as a tight fitting hood, and base.
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Top or bottom trim?
For fish or reptiles/terrarium?
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well for the right look, i would remove both top and bottom. the plan for this tank is a planted fish tank.
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Hm, with a 29 gallon it would be kinda risky. If you added reinforcement with a hood or something like what you mentioned it could work

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it might, but then again it might not. and if it doesn't, then you'll have 290 pounds of water on your floor, and then you have a LOT more to worry about than whether or not your tank looks good. I would say that you shouldn't risk it.

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dont remove the bottom...and if is taller than 18" dont remove the top either...replace it.
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okay so i pulled the tank out of my car and filled it with water. both the top and bottom plastic rims are cracked so they will both have to go. i really am hoping that a diy stand that has a lip that comes up about 3/4 of an inch will work as a replacement rim. but i have filled the tank to the cracked rim to see if the tank will fail.
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Had never heard of Freecycle before. That's a pretty impressive thing they have going on there!


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okay so i went ahead and pulled off most of the bottom rim, still have a about half of the front to pull off. the parts i got off came off real easy. i read in another post that the bottom glass is raised slightly, well thats not the case with my tank the sides sit on the bottom glass. though it looks like one side doesn't properly line up.
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You can also buy replacement trim for the top and bottom. just call thatpetplace.com and they can hook you up. shouldn't cost more than $20-30 plus get some aquarium silicon to put them on with.

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