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post #1 of 8 Old 03-18-2012, 06:45 PM Thread Starter
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Cleaned the 125gal tank I just got and came across some things...

Was cleaning the tank today and I came across a few things. First as I was filling the tank up just to rinse and get the glass somewhat clean, I saw some silicon flapping in the water, and I also saw some water under the silicon, so it looks like I'm going to have to re-silicone the tank! Didnt think I would have to do this, but it looks like Imma have to now. Any thoughts and advice on this?

Also while drying the tank off, I noticed parts of the glass was foggy, maybe like a water stain or something, not sure. Tried scrubbing it, but it would not clear when I dried it off. Any thoughts on this?
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post #2 of 8 Old 03-18-2012, 07:39 PM
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Advice would be to get the tank professionally resealed, doing it yourself first time on a large tank can be a heartache waiting to happen.

Try using vinegar mixed with water on the stain, place a piece of paper towel on it soaked in the solution and leave it for a bit. A gentle scrape with a razor blade will 99.9% of the time remove the deposit. If the tank is acrylic then DO NOT use a razor blade.

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x2. getting silicone right is tricky. Ive always wanted to go see if I can get a new 125 tank for cheap, if they offer one during their $1 per gallon sales that most chains have. I need to reseal the 110g tank, but have nowhere to house the fish. But I would need a new stand, and top/light hardware so it would be more expensive for moi. Just saying, the tank themselves are usually fairly inexpensive, considering what a cleanup or a reseal would cost.

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Advice would be to get the tank professionally resealed, doing it yourself first time on a large tank can be a heartache waiting to happen.

Try using vinegar mixed with water on the stain, place a piece of paper towel on it soaked in the solution and leave it for a bit. A gentle scrape with a razor blade will 99.9% of the time remove the deposit. If the tank is acrylic then DO NOT use a razor blade.
How much of vinegar and water do I mix to make the solution. I cleaned the tank itself with a mix of water and vinegar, but didnt measure.
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Generally doesnt matter, you can use just vinegar if you wanted. Just need to rinse a bit more when you are finished.

10g Fry / Hospital / QT tank (as needed)

75g Saltwater Reef, Ocellaris Clownfish, Lyretail Antias (baby), Lemon damsel, Longtail Fairy Wrasse, purple dottyback, snails, crabs and a few LPS corals.

220g Still sitting empty (come on Lottery I need the numbers to come up!)
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post #6 of 8 Old 03-18-2012, 09:29 PM Thread Starter
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I think I'm going to move the tank even though I just bought it. I bought the tank and its stand for $200. I will have it resealed and cleaned better, and then I'll sell it for $200 or $300. And then I'll buy a new one from my LFS.
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x2. getting silicone right is tricky. Ive always wanted to go see if I can get a new 125 tank for cheap, if they offer one during their $1 per gallon sales that most chains have. I need to reseal the 110g tank, but have nowhere to house the fish. But I would need a new stand, and top/light hardware so it would be more expensive for moi. Just saying, the tank themselves are usually fairly inexpensive, considering what a cleanup or a reseal would cost.
Only Petco offers that sale, and it is only up to 55 gallons. Petsmart however often has 10-15% off sales.

That's how I got my 125g, it was $360 on sale.

I wish they did $1/gallon up to 125 =)

I'm saving money in the stand though, building it myself for the tune of ~$150 which is half what they want for the laminated particle board stand.
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post #8 of 8 Old 03-19-2012, 08:53 AM
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was worth a shot :)

Since I decided to replace my 110g tank I look usually once a week on craigslist. I find some incredible deals, and sooner or later ill find what im looking for. I just found a 220g 6' tank with stand, aquatic life 6' T5 light, FX5, and air accessories for 1700 bucks my wife would kill me...

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