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Rimless 10g ten gallon?

Okay, I really want to go rimless, but I'm not ready to get a large tank yet... I would LOVE to get an ADA tank, but I want to be able to keep using the stand I already have, which is designed for the typical 10" x 20" footprint of common 10 gallon tanks.

Does anyone make rimless tanks that are these dimensions? I'm afraid to make my own, ADA doesn't make them in the size I want, and glasscages only seems to have that size with rims.

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go to trusted aquarium maker. it should be easy to make a rimless 10 gallon. i have a 40 gallon rimless.


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Glasscages will make anything that you want. Just email them.
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Have you considered removing the rim on a 10g from the lfs?

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^ I have... but I'm afraid that it will look ugly underneath there, and I don't really want to chance it. I figure this could be an excuse to get a brand new tank anyway.

Thanks for the suggestions, people. Please keep 'em coming. I've been using the search engine, and it seems glasscages doesn't have the best reputation, so I was hoping there might be another source. I wouldn't mind paying good money for a good tank, hence why I checked the ADA tanks, but I really can't afford to have to get another stand as well, which is why I need to find another 10" x 20" tank...
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have you considered acrylic?

a lot of acrylic manufacturers make the size you want. I know some people don't like it, but acrylic tanks are my favorite with the seamless corners.

if you want glass, maybe you could get some sheets custom cut and put it together yourself with some high pressure silicone
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Have you considered removing the rim on a 10g from the lfs?
has anybody tried this before? Im curious to know what it looks like underneath. Whether it is messy or not.
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go to trusted aquarium maker. it should be easy to make a rimless 10 gallon. i have a 40 gallon rimless.
anyone encounter problems with rimless? are they safe?
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