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I removed the rim 10gal once, and could not get the silicone off. Now I'm thanking of removing the rim on a 55 gal, what's the best way to do this?
Or should I just paint the rim? :)

P.S. The rim is really ugly!:(
 

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what do you mean by paint the rim? best way to remove the silicone is with a razor blade and a lot of patience.
 

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The rim is plastic with an really ugly fake wood look. The tank would look so much cleaner if it was rim less.:(

I've used a razor blade, and I end up with a thin silicone film that is really hard to get off!
 

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You have to shave the silicone off as if it were hair or cheese. Angle the blade at about 45* and run clean strokes. Lots of new blades help too!
 

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Yup new blades help too! And again patience, ive done a couple for planted aquariums and it took forever. But it was a 10 dollar tanks and not a 120 dollar ADA tank so i couldnt complain. How you plan on doing a lid?
 

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Yes, you need lots of blades. They may still feel very sharp, but they quickly lose their "micro edge".
 

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I got almost all of it off with just one blade.:) I got some new razorblades, to do the finishing touches.

This tank is for my vert tank, so there is no lid just a door.:)
 
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