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    New Green Leaf Rimless Aquariums

    17g rimless aquarium , 60 x 30 x 36cm ($95) Freshwater planted specialist Green Leaf Aquariums, LLC has come out with a new line of minimalist rimless aquariums. GLA’s rimless tanks look to rival those of ADA with high clarity 5mm to 10mm thick glass and extremely precise silicone fillets. Fillets are the silicone seams [...]

    Green Leaf Aquarium Rimless Tank

    17g rimless aquarium , 60 x 30 x 36cm ($95)

    Freshwater planted specialist Green Leaf Aquariums, LLC has come out with a new line of minimalist rimless aquariums. GLA’s rimless tanks look to rival those of ADA with high clarity 5mm to 10mm thick glass and extremely precise silicone fillets. Fillets are the silicone seams that hold together the glass panes. Unlike most aquariums you see today, these tanks only use silicone to fill the small void between the panes of glass–and not slopped into the entire corner and smoothed using a wet finger!

    In our opinion this is how tanks should be made, but very few do. Elos is one of the few tank makers known in the marine world that follows this principle–however, it’s not as easy as you would think. These tiny slivers of sealant are not your typical silicone.

    Green Leaf Aquarium Rimless

    12g rimless aquarium 91 x 21 x 24cm ($110)

    For saltwater aquarists looking for a larger tank, GLA does offer a 45g tank (91 x 45 x 45cm) that retails for $360. Be aware that this tank features a tempered bottom pane for additional strength–meaning drilling for a traditional overflow is not possible.

    Green Leaf’s Rimless aquariums are priced just under ADA’s. We cannot comment on how they compare in terms of longevity and strength, but based on images and initial reviews from the freshwater planted community, they look to be a nice alternative for all aquarists looking for a minimalist and modern aquarium.

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    • http://www.nanoreefblog.com Curvball

      Rimless? Can we not just all agree that they’re braceless aquariums?

      …okay, I’ll stop now :)

    • Nicholas Sadaka

      Any word on where they will be sold…I’m very interested!

    • Andrew

      @ Curveball

      What’s wrong with using the word “rimless”? I suppose it depends on your operational definition of “rim” but even Webster’s Dictionary has “frame” as a definition and synonym for “rim” and I’m sure we could all agree that the plastic trim could also be called a “frame”.

    • http://www.rimlessreef.com Sonny (SunnyX)

      Rimless sounds cooler than “braceless” ;)

    • rroselavy

      I once used the term “rimless” to describe my aquarium to a neophyte, and he replied “I am trying to envision an aquarium without a rim..”

      Therein lies the misnomer. ;)

      How about frameless? or frameless-braceless? heheh.

    • http://anycolouryoulike.info/batpa Ben

      The problem is, regardless if it’s a misnomer, the canonically-accurate alternatives just sound so damn nerdy. Braceless? It sounds like a kid with back problems in high school that everyone used to pick on but doesn’t now. And that… that really goes against the idea of tanks that lack traditional bracing a little bit.

      Nice to see these popping up all over the place, Eric. Surely it’s gotta be positive pressure on tank builders to lift their game a bit :)

    • Richard from Texas

      braceless sounds like its going to fall apart hehe

    • http://reeflines.com/jerryvos Richie Vos

      So now not only do I have to get a sweet frameless (that seems like the best word) tank, I need one with nice seems. My list is getting bigger.

      I love this style of tank though.

    • Chris

      @Richie, you mean one with nice seams? One that seems nice would be nice too, though.

    • Rad1`

      instead of rimless, frameless, or braceless, howsabout NAKED or NUDE?

    • kc3

      What about trimless? That’s seems to be all it is. Just trim.

      Trimless
      Protective edgeless
      Edge guard-less
      Plastic-less
      upper euro braceless

      “Rimless” is what almost all Tank manufactures have adopted to describe this “style” of tank. I doubt your going to change it at this point.

    • rick88

      i went and saw the tanks in gainesville yesterday and they are very nice quality, the seams are great the edges are beveled nicely. great tanks well worth the money-