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Old 01-07-2005, 11:49 PM
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How can i removal the black border that sits on the top of the tank without hurting the glass. :?: :?:
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Old 01-07-2005, 11:58 PM
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Either ply it off, or get something that melts glue,(not glass), and apply it under the tank when tyhe tank is upsidedown. Or when you ply it off/after, you get an "exacto" knife and scrape it off. I dont think the idea is impossible, but it might cause dammage to the glass. :-l
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Old 01-08-2005, 12:03 AM
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Run a razor blade under the black rim on the inside and out side, then carefully lift it all up at one time, do not pull it up one side at a time.
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Old 01-08-2005, 12:27 AM
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Thanks for the reply.
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If it does not come off in one piece do not force it, just cut it into smaller sections with a hacksaw.
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Be warned, however, 1/8" glass cracks very easily! I used a heat gun to melt the rim and peel it off a few inches at a time.
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i have a heat gun so maybe ill try that with a razor!!!
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You can get them off in one piece, but is usually easier if you cut it.
As someone already pointed out, the 1/8 inch glass used in ten gallon tanks cracks very easy.
I've tried solvents, but the silicone seems to yield to nothing but a razor and elbow grease, and a lot of patience.
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Yeah its pretty easy with some good razor blade work and and brute force.
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