fluval edge removal of top glass, would it work?

Discussion in 'Freshwater Aquarium Builds' started by Dang, Jul 11, 2014.

  1. Dang

    DangWell Known MemberMember

    I have read and seen it on YouTube being done but don't know the outcome several months later does it hold up?
    if I'm reading the measuring tape correctly the glass is 1/4" thick.
    it's just such a pain to scape and clean the tank with the 5" opening. sure it looks great filled up with the top glass but It would look just as great without the top almost filled up and it would be SO much easier to clean and scape.
    I obviously don't want to take it off and for some reason it collapses or something hahah I don't want to wreck the tank.

    what do you think??


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  2. Rivieraneo

    RivieraneoModeratorModerator Member

    This would leave the tank without bracing. I would buy an open top nano tank instead of ruining such a beautiful tank.
     
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    Dang

    DangWell Known MemberMember

    so what different bracing would that be vs an actual open top tank?


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    Last edited: Jul 12, 2014
  4. Rivieraneo

    RivieraneoModeratorModerator Member

    Glass thickness for both bottom and side glass as no frame will cause the glass to bow more and stress the silicone seals more. the silicone seals are usually laid a bit thicker on rimless tanks.
     




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