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Old 02-20-2011, 01:38 AM   #1 
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Thumbs up Derimming tanks

Guess what I'm doing when I switch out Neon's substrate?

Why pay hundreds of dollars for a de rimmed 10 gallon when you can just de rim a $10 regular one? You can do it for any size, but smaller ones are easier I think because they have less silicone.

http://www.natureaquariumclubofutah....immed_Tank.pdf

BAM just saved you lots of money Lol. I posted this because I remember someone sayng that they hated rimmed tanks and wanted to buy a de rimmed 10 instead of their regular but couldn't because it was expensive. The one problem I can think of is the hood...
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Old 02-20-2011, 01:42 AM   #2 
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My dog did this to my extra 2.5 gal I came home and she took the bottome rim off of it I don't know how she did it the tank is fine she just ripped the rim off and chewed on it a little....crazy bratty pup.
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Old 02-20-2011, 01:49 AM   #3 
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Lol wow. I guess it's a good thing my tanks up high then...

How did water not get spilled? 0.0 no work derimmed tank!
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Old 02-21-2011, 03:20 PM   #4 
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That sure looks nice but doesn't the rim on the tank help to hold it together with the weight of the water pushing outward on the glass?. I don't know if I would feel comfortable doing that with my tank.
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Old 02-21-2011, 03:28 PM   #5 
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If the tank is more than 10 gallons, then its not safe unless the tank was made in mind of not having rims.
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Old 02-21-2011, 03:44 PM   #6 
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It looks nice, I wouldn't do this on any tank larger than 5 gallons or so though. Those rims are there to help hold it all together. It would make me nervous!
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Old 02-21-2011, 05:44 PM   #7 
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Yeah, I'm not sure I would do this on anything bigger than a five gallon...the more expensive rim-less tanks are made of thicker glass. If you do this on a ten gallon, I would fill it up and wait 24 hours to see how much it bowed.

Typically, rim-less tanks don't have hoods or lids of any type. The lights are suspended over the tanks.
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Old 02-21-2011, 05:52 PM   #8 
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Meh... I like my rimmed tanks. Eventually I do want a rimless tank filled with plants in front of a window (Walstad method) but for now I'll stick to my original. I just like being able to hide the equipment behind the hood. On my 10 gallons you can't see the filter because it's blocked by the light.
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