Aquarium trim - replacements 10/05/04Hello, I am having a very hard time finding theplastic frame that goes around the top and bottom of the tank. I havelooked and made phone calls but have had no luck finding any where toget them. I would greatly appreciate it if you could help meout. Thank you Janel best of luck, Anthony> Rebuilding old tank with steel frame Ineed help,
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Oh dear, hard luck Don.
Cutting is perhaps the easiest way to remove the trim, though I suspect there could have been some glue, silicone or otherwise behind it to strengthen the grip. If this was the case then hammering, even moderately, would have put additional strain on the glass. Carefully prising the trim away from the glass before applying hammer pressure might have assisted, or might not. Basically I would consider it bad luck, glass is perfectly suitable for an aquarium (provided the correct thickness is used which depends on the height).
I hope you managed to get a replacement for the front of your aquarium without too much trouble.
Anyone know where I can order a replacement frame
I bought a 30 gallon tall glass aquarium (24"x12"x24") from someone on Craigslist. I filled it up in the backyard and there was no leaking and kept it full for about 6 hours. When I brought it into the house to start setting up, I noticed that there was a crack in the plastic base trim in the center of one of the long panels. It looks like it was previously filled with some rubbery type substance. Should I be worried that the base will fail when the tank is filled with substrate, gravel and water? I have read sites that say that it's purely cosmetic yet others that share my concern. Is the plastic trim replaceable? If so, where would I be able to get a replacement?
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