Someone go grab this!

Discussion in 'Other Reef Talk' started by Fenix, Nov 4, 2016.

  1. tankguy

    tankguy Vice President

    Good call
     
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  2. Calde0920

    Calde0920 Guest

    If it all goes through tomorrow I have plans for this tank. First will be going rimless
     
  3. iCon

    iCon Supporting Member

    Wouldn't recommend that for a variety of reasons, but best of luck.
     
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  4. Calde0920

    Calde0920 Guest

    What would those reasons be
     
  5. Vhuang168

    Vhuang168 Supporting Member

    Isn't this a Red Sea max? If so then there is a rear chamber for filtration. I don't remember how the rim fits over that. But removing the rim on a tank is always risky. If the glass is not thick enough it will break.


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  6. Calde0920

    Calde0920 Guest

    It's 10mm glass
     
  7. Vhuang168

    Vhuang168 Supporting Member

    The Red Sea Reefer 250 which is rimless is 12mm


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  8. Gablami

    Gablami Supporting Member

    What's the point in going rimless if there's a built in lighting hood right over it? Sort of negates the visual effect of going rimless. Or I guess you're planning on getting rid of the light as well. As others have mentioned it's not designed to be rimless. Glass is thinner and you're removing structural support. To me that's too much risk, and I wouldn't want that tank in my home.

    Moving should be no problem if you clear out all the water and rock beforehand and have enough help. The stand comes apart pretty easy, like Ikea furniture if you need to break it down to make things fit.
     
  9. sfsuphysics

    sfsuphysics Supporting Member

    Aquarium manufacturers do not put in extra glass because they have extra laying around, they do it because it's needed for safety because they minimize their costs elsewhere (the sides), by removing the rim of a tank you lower the safety factor of it, and most all manufacturers have a set minimum safety factor that they typically use because it ends up being cheaper for them, and that safety factor is usually no where close to what custom builders will use. So be weary about making it rimless.
     
  10. Calde0920

    Calde0920 Guest

    The top plastic trim isn't there for structural support but rather to hold the light. Not sure if the light works as it only has 1 bulb in it
     
  11. Vhuang168

    Vhuang168 Supporting Member

    Ultimately it is your tank and your floor.

    But to give you another data point, Red Sea makes a Max E tank which is an LED instead of T5 version of the tank. It IS rimless BUT uses 12mm glass.


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  12. Calde0920

    Calde0920 Guest

    Totally get what your saying. I'm researching this topic. I noticed the IM nuvo 60 is 10mm also just like this even though the comparison is apples to oranges. I'm going to see what the glass thickness needs to be for a 60 gallon. Going to research more and maybe bite the bullet
     
  13. Vhuang168

    Vhuang168 Supporting Member

    The difference is the IM60 is only 16" tall. The Red Sea Max C is 22" tall and the Reefer is 21".


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  14. Calde0920

    Calde0920 Guest

    I see what your saying. Last thing I need is 60gals of water going down 3 floors. I will further research also contacted someone running rimless[​IMG]
     
  15. Calde0920

    Calde0920 Guest

    From my reading the glass is beveled under the trim
     
  16. iCon

    iCon Supporting Member

    If you want rimless, just get a rimless tank. My primary reason would be that the RSM was made to be an enclosed AIO. I'd suggest Elos, but I'm slightly biased :)
     
  17. Calde0920

    Calde0920 Guest

    It was designed as enclosed but I would have to remove the top anyways to get some leds since I don't want to run t5s
     
  18. tankguy

    tankguy Vice President

    Memo to anyone who cuts any plastic support regardless of how thin or unimportant it may seem. A long time ago I had a 55 gallon bow front tank and cut the plastic strip that went across ( it blocked my MH light ) and when I did I watched the whole tank just shift. I took that tank down almost immediately
     
  19. Vhuang168

    Vhuang168 Supporting Member

    You can't remove the top without removing the rim?
     
  20. Fenix

    Fenix Guest

    Does this mean you successfully got it? It came with a bunch of useful stuff!

    I would consider doing a diy led retrofit. I even saw some threads with putting led fixtures into the lid. Seemed like there was plenty of room for that.
     

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