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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 07-19-2015, 06:34 PM Thread Starter
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Derim an Aqueon 20g Long?

Has anyone done this with success? Not recommended? Would love to see pictures.
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Well, I derimmed it.

Let me tell you, the glass underneath? Beautiful. The smoothest glass edges.
COVERED in silicone.

The rim was so difficult to get off, my husband just basically ripped it apart. It would not wiggle off, because it was so solidly siliconed down. I don't know how he did it, but he did it.

I'm setting up my tank tomorrow once I spend like four more hours peeling silicone off. I'll do a journal when I do, then you all can see.
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The Tetra tanks are just as hard to derim. And also just as hard to take apart. I've fount the glass finishing in both brands to be about the same.

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Everyone complains about how they struggle to derim tanks.
And I'm just sitting here trying to keep the rims from coming unglued.

Every tank I have seems to come loose when I just start to wiggle it. Makes me question the integrity of the glass and silicone.


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