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post #1 of 3 (permalink) Old 07-02-2019, 06:15 AM Thread Starter
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Can I go rimless?

Hello, I just picked up a used 55g and will be making a riparium out of it, with a waterfall or 2, or 3? I will be filling no more than 1/2 at most with water and wondering what the requirements are for going rimless? There is a thick 10" glass support across the middle. I have watched videos on removing the rim, but is it advisable for what I will be doing? Thank you so much!
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The rim on this type of aquarium is what holds the glass in place. By design the rim fits over the glass on top and bottom. keeping if from bowing. Might work in your case but that is up to you.
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I don't know of any way of saying whether this will work for you or not. Not only do you have the normal issues of "is this strong enough" to contend with but that looks like an older aquarium to my eye so unless you know its brand new or that you resealed it recently, the silicone is not going to be as strong as a brand new aquarium simply due to age.

/shrug sorry but can't be more specific then that. It could be fine or it could blow when you go to sleep one night.
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