Importance of fillet in 2.5 converted to rimless?
Was reading that the shear strength of silicone holding the glass is very weak, and most of the strength is in the tensile strength. The fillets only rely on shear strength.
Was debating doing a rimless 2.5. On top of derimming, I was pondering removing the fillets, so that the only silicone is between the glass. Has anyone done this when removing the excess silicone?
Also, I see alot of converted rimless tanks, but not alot of mentions on whether or not the tops were razor sharp, or even or whatever. I can buff the sharp edges, but even with 60 grit it's pretty difficult to knock down glass, and I don't think a person at home would be able to even out the top panels with sanding... Can anyone who's derimmed comment on the quality/evenness of the top panes of glass on their tanks?
Lastly, how bad has the water evaporation been for you? I always run with a lid on my nano, so I'm not sure how much it would lose in 1 or 2 weeks (I plan on doing EI dosing anyways with associated 50% weekly water changes).