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Old 10-20-2012, 07:12 PM   #1 
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De-rimming an aquarium?

Has anyone here ever de-rimmed their aquarium? I bought a brand new cheap 20L aquarium from Petco today and wanted to know how to safely de-rim this thing w/o creating a leak. Anyone know how to do this? (I know I've seen posts about this in the past....)

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Old 10-20-2012, 08:15 PM   #2 
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Saw the corners and use a chisel.
However this can make an aquarium less stable, so be careful when you fill it.
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Old 10-22-2012, 03:39 AM   #3 
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Rimless aquariums are designed to function safely and reliably without a rim. They use thicker glass and better quality adhesives. Their price reflects the higher quality.

Rims are put on cheaper tanks (like Aqueon) to provide security and safety. As a mechanical engineer, I recommend you NOT remove the rim, especially in a tank that size.

Look around. You can find tanks without rims, especially in the smaller sizes (<25g) commonly used for Betta.
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