first make sure the brace wasn't cut away..I am going to reseal my 55 gal tank and was wondering if anyone has experience removing the rim... from other posts I have read the tanks had a cross bar support on the top/bottom, my tank does not have that, just a black rim around the exterior.
Would love advice on this and re-sealing as well. The tank I have (I got for free from a friend) was resealed terribly (the sealant want smoothed down on the edges) so Im going to have a fun time scraping it all away
If yours has a frame, you will have to slice it off first. I would do this with a very thin, flexible, putty knife. I use a flexible putty knife like this to separate windows from the frames. If you use a tin snips to round the end of the knife, it will slide through much easier because the corners won't catch. Pic shows how the tool starts out and how it looks after cutting the corners.
You will have to run the putty knife several times all around the trim. Once it is removed, the rest of the job will go just like mine.