I know this has been discussed many times and the answer is always you're taking a risk converting a tank into rimless, just thought if I could get some opinions on my tank and situation.
Picked up a tank for free from a member who had it up and running for about a year, just emptied today. The issue with the tank was the trim on the top and bottom were broken/cracked. Went I got it home, the trims could literally be pulled right off.
The front and back glass is 5mm, the sides are 6mm.
I was planning on redoing the silicone and keeping the tank rimless.
It will only be full for about a month or so, a temporary home for about 5 fish until I set up my new tank, then will be used for a Fire Belly Newt so about a 40 percent filled, with of course styrofoam underneath.
Opinions? Is the glass thick enough, is the tank small enough, should I glue a cross member on top from front to back and also inside the actual tank on the bottom?