After seeing many rimless aquariums I've decided to give it a try. With my 2.5 already setup couldn't really take the rim off, so i went to a 5.5g tank I had sitting around. With the top silicone almost gone I took a screwdriver (what a dumb move right?) and tried to take off the remaining silicone. and ended up with this.
The crack isn't bad and i could of just silicone that part up real nice but i wanted a clean look.So I bought another 5.5 and hoped not to end up in the same result. I was sitting on the sofa watching: Harold and Kumar
2 Escape from Guantanamo Bay while trying to derim it. With the rim loose and just had to cut the silicon on the corners I continued on watching the movie and then i heard a crack and ended up with this.
(The crack ran from across the whole peice of glass)
With 2 cracked tanks and not wanting to buy another 5.5 and possibly crack that one too, i thought the best alternative was to take apart one of the tanks and salvage a piece of glass and silicone it to he newer tank.
So a little project became a big load of work for me to do. Last night I finished taking apart the tanks. The tank I will be using now looks like this.
Some of the tools I've used to help me.(excluding the silicone which will be used in the next day or so)
Also don't forget all the elbow greese and strength used to scrap off the silicone. HAHA
In the last few days, I've thought about what I could do with the tank. I'm planning to have the tank as a RCS tank with some otos and with shrimp being so tiny i dont think they could jump or climb out of this would you?
Dimenson are 16x10x8. Basiclly a normal 5.5g turned sideways. With that said this should still hold 5.5g. Correct me if im wrong. Before i silicone the tank together I was to hear some opinions from you guys.
Should the tank be: