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Can I go rimless 30g breeder

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hediki12

Hey guys planning on building an 30g breeder aio , going to be pretty much identical to the Nuvo fusion 30L. My question is the tank is 36w 18d 12h can I go rimless without euro bracing?

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Boggers

sure as long as it is built well with thinker glass.

largest red sea reefer is 22*47"

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hediki12

It's the AGA 30g breeder so I'm not quite sure how thick it is. Maybe 8mm 

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yungKitten

Only one way to find out I suppose. You can try reinforcing the silicone for a little extra piece of mind. 

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Type-H20

The AGA tanks are not braced in the middle so you should be fine. However be ready for a lot of work; it's not easy getting all that silicone completely off and what you're left with is rough unfinished glass edges

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seabass

They don't recommend removing the trim.  I know that some people have done it without an immediate failure, but it's hard to say how it might shorten it's lifespan.  30 gallons of water on the floor, and lost livestock wouldn't be fun to wake up to someday.

 

While not nearly the same price, here is a nice 48.2 gallon rimless tank (made with ½” low iron glass):  http://www.marinedepot.com/AquaMaxx_Premium_Cuboid_Low_Iron_Rimless_Aquarium_48.2_Gallon_Nano_Cube_Aquariums_Tanks_Over_40_Gallons-AquaMaxx-UJ94562-FIAQNCNTOF-vi.html

 

You might even consider making your own from scratch with ½” glass.

 

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Type-H20
6 hours ago, seabass said:

They don't recommend removing the trim.  I know that some people have done it without an immediate failure, but it's hard to say how it might shorten it's lifespan.  30 gallons of water on the floor, and lost livestock wouldn't be fun to wake up to someday.

 

While not nearly the same price, here is a nice 48.2 gallon rimless tank (made with ½” low iron glass):  http://www.marinedepot.com/AquaMaxx_Premium_Cuboid_Low_Iron_Rimless_Aquarium_48.2_Gallon_Nano_Cube_Aquariums_Tanks_Over_40_Gallons-AquaMaxx-UJ94562-FIAQNCNTOF-vi.html

 

You might even consider making your own from scratch with ½” glass.

 

I remember reading way back when that the trim on All Glass Aquariums, was decorative, but I'm not 100%.  The Aquamaxx tanks look good.

 

Also, Deep Blue has a 34 gallon rimless frag tank that has the same dimensions as the 30 Breeder.  Not sure of the cost, but its designed to be rimless and will definitely end up looking better than a de-rimmed 30B.  

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seabass
1 hour ago, Type-H20 said:

I remember reading way back when that the trim on All Glass Aquariums, was decorative, but I'm not 100%.

Maybe you're right.

 

I remember reading that you can't remove the center brace.  However, the trim might not be required.  It would, however, still void your warranty.

 

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Can I remove the center brace of my aquarium frame?

No! Removing the center brace on the frame is not recommended. Removing or cutting the center brace will affect the structural integrity of the aquarium. The brace is needed to reinforce front to back support and modifying the brace may cause the aquarium to fail and leak over time. Most of our glass canopies and full hoods require the center brace to be intact to keep them from falling in the tank. In larger aquariums, removal of the center brace can cause the tank to “bow”. The extent of the “bow” could make the lighting products not fit properly. Please note: Removing the center brace or otherwise tampering with the structure of your aquarium will void the manufacturer’s warranty.

 

Wayback Machine: http://web.archive.org/web/20160406152046/http://www.aqueonproducts.com/education/faq/#Can I remove the center brace of my aquarium frame?

 

And you are 100% right in that the exposed glass is rough and unfinished.

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hediki12

Thanks guys . Yea building one isn't an option. Got the tank for 45$ , hahaha couldn't pass that up and won't let it waste . Ill get over the rimmed look or just brace it . 

7 hours ago, seabass said:

Maybe you're right.

 

I remember reading that you can't remove the center brace.  However, the trim might not be required.  It would, however, still void your warranty.

 

Wayback Machine: http://web.archive.org/web/20160406152046/http://www.aqueonproducts.com/education/faq/#Can I remove the center brace of my aquarium frame?

 

And you are 100% right in that the exposed glass is rough and unfinished.

I don't have a center brace just trim 

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hediki12

I'll post a pic up in a few . 

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Keeper of my nieces Ocean
On 5/7/2017 at 6:15 PM, hediki12 said:

I'll post a pic up in a few . 

Pics or it didnt happen

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