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neversoclever

im picking up a new 33 gallon long tomorrow. (weather pending)

just wanted to get some input on De-rimming. i have heard of people doing this successfully with no problems. but still 90% of people say "DONT DO IT!"

just wondering if you guys have any input either way?

tips or how to's are welcome.

thanks. :)

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Using silicone as an adhesive, is generally not a very good idea.

 

Silicone is not only a mediocre adhesive, but the thickness of the glass on a standard rimmed tank does not usually have enough surface area to insure that the tank won't fail under bowing.

 

You can do it, and it might work, but it's definitely not recommended.

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33L's are long tanks to not have any bracing, especially with the stock glass thickness. If it was a shorter tank, I wouldn't have much concern with it, but this one sounds scary. Honestly, if you want a rimless 33L, get one made with much thicker glass.

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33L's are long tanks to not have any bracing, especially with the stock glass thickness. If it was a shorter tank, I wouldn't have much concern with it, but this one sounds scary. Honestly, if you want a rimless 33L, get one made with much thicker glass.

 

+1

 

I've de-rimmed and had 10g tanks set up often, but a 33L would make me nervous.

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