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post #1 of 3 (permalink) Old 05-06-2011, 04:53 AM Thread Starter
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Going Rimless the DIY way?

I've been thinking of building a tank, but I figured it might be easier to just buy a standard tank and take the rims off the sucker. Then I read somewhere on here that somebody did this. Anyone else do this? Here's the real question...HOW did you do this? lol.
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post #2 of 3 (permalink) Old 05-06-2011, 05:03 AM
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There are many threads in the DIY forum, in this forum, and in the tank journal forum, about removing the rim on a standard tank. It can be done, it works, and it is usually hard work, but tanks that have center braces across the top of the tank should not be filled full of water with that brace missing.

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Mine is 48" x 24" and has a center brace half way and my glass is 9/16" thick, this along with dimensions from others may give you an idea of what you'll need to do. I would study the dimensions of rimless tanks from ADA, etc, to see how heavy your materials need to be, it seems you never see a rimless tank much over 60 gallons or so.


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