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Cinder
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Joined: 16 Jan 2006
Location: Colorado

PostPosted: 2011.04.28(Thu)14:53    Post subject: Need new trim for tank Reply with quote

I'm looking at a 50 gln. tall aquarium on Craigslist. The guy says that someone tried to paint the trim blue sometime in the past and it looks horrible.

Is it possible to get replacement trim parts? Or, does any DIYer know how to 'fix' that visual problem?
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jsuereth
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Joined: 22 Aug 2010
Location: Pittsburgh, PA USA

PostPosted: 2011.05.01(Sun)20:01    Post subject: Re: Need new trim for tank Reply with quote

Cinder wrote:
I'm looking at a 50 gln. tall aquarium on Craigslist. The guy says that someone tried to paint the trim blue sometime in the past and it looks horrible.

Is it possible to get replacement trim parts? Or, does any DIYer know how to 'fix' that visual problem?


Yes you can order new trim. Most companies will happily provide you replacement parts (I called a few). If your cragislisting is like mine, the aquarium manufacturer is unknown, and you're a bit S.O.L. In this case, custom tank designers can sell you rim kits that might not match, but could look good.

OR you could go the route I did and call a glass shop and get braces cut that are glass and silicon them in place (after removing the old rim). A bit more work, because the rims are siliconed and that's a pain to remove.
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