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  1. #1

    Default How to take off the top frame off a tank


    0 Not allowed!
    Hi,
    Today I got a new used canopy for my ten gallon because the one I had didn't have a light fixture. The problem is the canopy I got isn't for tanks with a top frame.
    So I was wondering if and how you can take off the frame.
    I probably posted this in the wrong section but I couldn't find the proper section so sorry for that
    i hear some people say, "i kept a goldfish in a bowl and it lived for a year."
    they don't know how lucky they were and all goldfish live at least 15 years in proper conditions.
    that is equal to saying my human lived in his closet for 5 years!

  2. #2

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    0 Not allowed!
    with some research i think i can do but do i have to drain the tank and if some silicone bits fall into the water is that okay
    i hear some people say, "i kept a goldfish in a bowl and it lived for a year."
    they don't know how lucky they were and all goldfish live at least 15 years in proper conditions.
    that is equal to saying my human lived in his closet for 5 years!

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    1 Not allowed!
    Are you absolutely sure that you can take the top frame off without ruining the tank? My thinking is that it's there for a reason and it's probably structural. I would hate for your tank to collapse or start leaking because that support is no longer there.

    -S

  4. #4

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    0 Not allowed!
    actually i never thought of that, is there some way i can test it?
    i hear some people say, "i kept a goldfish in a bowl and it lived for a year."
    they don't know how lucky they were and all goldfish live at least 15 years in proper conditions.
    that is equal to saying my human lived in his closet for 5 years!

  5. #5

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    0 Not allowed!
    If the top fame has a cross support in the middle of it, then it certainly is structural and should not be removed.

    Are you sure you got a correctly sized canopy ?
    If you take your time to do the research FIRST, you can successfully set-up and keep ANY type of aquarium with ease.
    "Not using a quarantine tank is like playing Russian roulette. Nobody wins the game, some people just get to play longer than others." - Anthony Calfo
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  6. #6

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    0 Not allowed!
    There is no Cross and I think I'm going to take the risk. The canopy size is 20×10 which is the same size as my tank. Currently it's just sitting on top of the frame and not secure.
    Im gong to take half the water out with the fish and then take it off, take the silicone bits out of the water and put back the water and fish
    i hear some people say, "i kept a goldfish in a bowl and it lived for a year."
    they don't know how lucky they were and all goldfish live at least 15 years in proper conditions.
    that is equal to saying my human lived in his closet for 5 years!

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    2 Not allowed!
    I wouldn't risk it personally. I would try to find a correctly fitting canopy.

    Good luck, let us know what happens.
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  8. #8

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    0 Not allowed!
    I did it. Instead of actually removing the whole thing I just cut the outside part
    i hear some people say, "i kept a goldfish in a bowl and it lived for a year."
    they don't know how lucky they were and all goldfish live at least 15 years in proper conditions.
    that is equal to saying my human lived in his closet for 5 years!

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