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N70SJ    149

Rimmless or Euro-Braced

 

Having a new tank made. Cant decide between:

1. Rimless

&

2. Euro-braced

 

Never had a big tank Rimless.

1. Does water slosh over top when cleaning glass with magnet?

2. Do the lights glare in your eyes?

3. How do you vent all the evaporation?

Getting a 96"X36"X 24"to 27".

 

So who likes rimless

Who likes eurobraced

And why?11b956a052ba275131491c6fb21d15d8.jpgf9c83765bfedbd6d4b990a8d74147de3.jpg

 

 

 

 

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Euro braced- I just think it's better. Stronger, less likelihood of things jumping out if you aren't running a canopy or screen top- you can set stuff down on it when doing maintenance...

 

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N70SJ    149

Thanks Nate. I'm leaning that way. My system will evaporate 15 gallons a day and I want a vented canopy. 

Euro-braced is stronger and less messy when cleaning. Tank can be taller with same thickness glass than Rimless.

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pdxmonkeyboy    179

The biggest thing with rimless.. you make an absolute mess when you clean the glass. Water is always sloshing out

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milesmiles902    643
9 hours ago, pdxmonkeyboy said:

The biggest thing with rimless.. you make an absolute mess when you clean the glass. Water is always sloshing out

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I think that depends on the water level and the overflow. 

I really don't have issues and it's about 3/4" from the top.

...Unless I go crazy with the magnetic scraper. You just have to be slower.

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KeanuReefs    2

My mom has a rimless. Its really pretty when everything is clean but fish keep jumping out so where adding a mess and top kinda ruining the rimless look. Go euro brace

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danlu_gt    450

Rimless just have that wow factor visually. Plus, it's easier to reach in to work in the tank (go diving).

To clean, I turn off my return pumps which lower the water level.

If I was to do it again, I would go euro brace if the top of the tank is above eye level. Also euro brace you get the peace of mind that fish will long jump out as easily as rimless.

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spectra    1,630

Rimless or nothing :laugh: fish only jump once ;) I love my rimless tank and will only go that rout if I ever go bigger.

When cleaning I just move the magnet slowly when near the top.

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