At 12" you can remove the rim without any dangers. The edges will be smoothed, the manufacturer does not want industrial injury claims.I was thinking about that, but I am afraid of:
- might crack the tank!
- sharp unsightly edges of the glass (non finished??)
- spoke with the tank builder, they confirm that the rim doesnt play any role in structurally
- plus its only 12 inch high, and bottom rim is hidden by my stand
- I own a dremel, Don't know if I should do it!!!
(no water in tank as of right now)