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I recently bought a custom size tank from an LFS. It's 36" x 20" x 20" about 60 gallons. I asked the guy i bought it from if it would compromise the integrity of the tank if i removed the rim. He said no. There is a cross-brace of the same thickness but he tells me it is not there for structural reasons, only if someone was to use the hinged glass top. This tank is CLEAN, i mean no gooey silicone shadow on the inside corners like a standard tank. Imo it would look even better if it was rimless. So does anyone have any experience taking the rim off a tank this size? Thoughts, tips, caveats..? tia

-rey-

PS: If i measured correctly the glass is 3/8"
 

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That is a large tank to take the rim off, and I would say that piece in the middle is definitely there for a reason, I dont know that I would go rimless on that and be confident that the standard joints would be enough.
 

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I´m no expert here but i did lots of research on this matter in order to make a rimless.
in that glass thickness most likely you will have your own personal tsunami at home if you make it a true rimless without the brace on the middle. 2C
 

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Why not just buy a rimless tank? It will safe you alot of worry and maybe a large clean up. Not worth the headache.
 

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I say it's too big. If you must try it then try to contact the manufacturer to confirm your vendors claim. Then do extensive leak/stress testing someplace where you don't mind the floor getting wet and strewn with shards of glass.
 
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