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Taking Off Rims

Hello, I have yet to set up my 2.5 gallon tank.... And I am thinking about taking off the rims. Since its a small tank, I don't think it would be affected if I took the top rim off... But, i don't know for sure.

Would it be a wise decision to take off the rim, or one I will forget?
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I took off the rim to my Eclipse 3, not really the same thing because there are no seams, but still some wondered if the tank needed the support. So far, so good.

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Cracks

Heh, okay, thanks.... I actually just tried ripping off the rings from the 2.5 Gallon tank.. and it cracked.

I guess the tank was really glued strong and tight. Leads me to think that if you want a rimless tank... buy it rimless, and don't mess with the rims if its not.

Atleast this happened to a small, rather cheap tank.. instead of a larger one. Thanks for your advice though.
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Personally I wouldnt do it. They put them on there for a reason. Dont you think the company would want to save the expense of not putting on there if it wasnt required? With a small tank you may get away with it. But I would do it. If you want a rimless tank, buy one that is designed to be just that


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I think your right. I learned the hard way.
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my ten gallon rim would be very loose if it wasnt glued on so i dont see a need for it...and plus, i think the reason the companies put a rim on it is so that you dont see raw glass on the top...in other words to make it look better...thats my 2 cents...

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In my opinion, the rims are there because 10 and 5 gallons are usually pretty poorly made and not all that even. So, you can have a rimless, but it kind of defeats the purpose.

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It all depends on the quality of the tank. As you found out the hard way the 2.5 gallon AGA tanks are best left as they are.

Oceanic tanks are a different story. You'll notice that the plastic rims have mitered corners. In other words, the plastic rims are supporting anything. Caution should still be used if you decide to remove an Oceanic tank's rim. Honestly, I still don't think it's worth it.


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