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    1/2"glass 90->90 rimless

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    justin1386@gmail.com

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    1/2"glass 90->90 rimless

    Post by justin1386@gmail.com on Wed May 30, 2012 5:42 pm

    So I picked up a 90 that has 1/2" glass it's 48Lx18Wx23T and I'm wanting to remove the trim on top to turn it rimless. I'm leaving the trim on the bottom because the stand hides that. It has a back left corner overflow and a 12" support across the top I'm going to leave that.

    My question is: think it will hold??
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    Re: 1/2"glass 90->90 rimless

    Post by clownfish14 on Wed May 30, 2012 5:51 pm

    Thats a good question. Your best bet would be to euro brace it after taking the trim off just to make sure you won't have any problems down the road.


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    justin1386@gmail.com

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    Re: 1/2"glass 90->90 rimless

    Post by justin1386@gmail.com on Wed May 30, 2012 5:59 pm

    I want to euro it up cause I love the look but I can't afford the glass right now.
    I know the trim is there for a reason but I wonder if it's only a precaution. Cause my 48x24x24 is made of 1/2" glass and it was rimless that someone turned euro.
    I just don't want the seams to break. Anyone ever done this?
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    Re: 1/2"glass 90->90 rimless

    Post by Sandman on Wed May 30, 2012 6:25 pm

    Although I have never done this, and don't have experience with tank building, it seems that it wouldn't be worth the risk to not have it braced if you remove the trim. It may be only precaution, but probably worthy if they put it there. Just my opinion.

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    Re: 1/2"glass 90->90 rimless

    Post by justin1386@gmail.com on Wed May 30, 2012 6:28 pm

    Ya I think I'm going to leave it even though it hurts my eyes. But it'll hurt more when the tank breaks.
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    Re: 1/2"glass 90->90 rimless

    Post by clownfish14 on Wed May 30, 2012 7:06 pm

    ya it would suck if the tank broke down the road form the pressure


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    Re: 1/2"glass 90->90 rimless

    Post by Sandman on Wed May 30, 2012 10:25 pm

    I can't even imagine what that would be like to watch all that money, time, etc. be washed away by a tank breaking. OUCH!! Sad

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    Re: 1/2"glass 90->90 rimless

    Post by justin1386@gmail.com on Wed May 30, 2012 10:47 pm

    Ya my 48x24x24 eurobraced with starphire glass broke!!!! I actually teared up and got this sudden rage over me it was like no rage I've ever felt lol

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