Originally Posted by sayurasem
anyone know how to get rid / minimize the white sealant in the corner on the tank?? my tank has a wide thick sealent and it looks..... wrong. i know those sealent are the thing keep the glass together but atleast i want them skinny as possible.
I know people that de-rim their tanks to get a cleaner look. You just need a really sharp scalpel like tool and a very steady hand. The bond between silicone and glass is very strong, and I have seen people safely de-rim a 20 gallon long tank.
I would definitely research it first, and there's a lot of info floating around on how to get rid of excess silicone (particularly on planted tank forums). The only thing you have to be careful with, is that tanks with rims and/or braces usually have thinner glass because of the support the rims offer and can sometimes start bulging quite noticeably.
But if you're only just removing excess silicone, and not the actual silicone holding the tank together, you should be fine. I don't recommend going all gung-ho, and I would probably do a leak test first if you intended on removing any larger amounts of silicone.