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Free tank.....Good or bad??
Old 05-10-2012, 06:57 PM   #21
 
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Just like to say that receiving a freeby tank can sometimes be the most gratifying of all! You put in so much work and effort that the results can be spectacular, you seem to pay more attention to detail and it becomes like a child (no im not mad). Youv already started with the hardwork and believe me when you finally give it that last clean, get it setup in the room you want it you can stand back and say "that was worht the effort" then have the fun of getting the equipment, substrates, plants and fish and take pleasure in it all!

All the best with it and keep us all updated!

p.s my current aquarium iwas a freeby in a very poor state, I look after it and the fish better than myself. ( pics in profile from start to finish)

Oh and the peeps on here have such an expance of knowledge there all worth listening to!

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Old 05-12-2012, 10:14 AM   #22
 
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Mehh so it's all sealed up and is curing. I'm going to let it sit 72 hours before I fill it. I hope I did a good job. I should have taped it a bit more cause its not as nice as it cool look, but it will be fine as long as it holds water. Those silicone tubes are a pain to work with. The whole tank would have only used like 1 1/2 tubes but one exploded in my hand so it was wasted.

I feel like I didnt use enough silicone. I'm nervous lol
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Old 05-13-2012, 12:22 PM   #23
 
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Mehh so it's all sealed up and is curing. I'm going to let it sit 72 hours before I fill it. I hope I did a good job. I should have taped it a bit more cause its not as nice as it cool look, but it will be fine as long as it holds water. Those silicone tubes are a pain to work with. The whole tank would have only used like 1 1/2 tubes but one exploded in my hand so it was wasted.

I feel like I didnt use enough silicone. I'm nervous lol
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It is essential to use a good amount, although more importantly you want to have to really press it in there. It is literally the same concept as applying cilicone to a wall and crown molding.

If you dont see any holes, bubles or anything and all the seams are covered you will be fine.

If you take a picture I could give you some input if you still feel weird about it holding.
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Old 05-14-2012, 07:46 AM   #24
 
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It is essential to use a good amount, although more importantly you want to have to really press it in there. It is literally the same concept as applying cilicone to a wall and crown molding.

If you dont see any holes, bubles or anything and all the seams are covered you will be fine.

If you take a picture I could give you some input if you still feel weird about it holding.
Well, i could not get a good picture, bit i didn't see any holes or bubbles. Ill be filling it tonight. Is it OK if i but it on concrete with a towel underneath it? if it leaks id rather it leak on the ground rather than on the stand.
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Old 05-14-2012, 12:09 PM   #25
 
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Well, i could not get a good picture, bit i didn't see any holes or bubbles. Ill be filling it tonight. Is it OK if i but it on concrete with a towel underneath it? if it leaks id rather it leak on the ground rather than on the stand.
Yeah that should be fine.
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Old 05-14-2012, 10:14 PM   #26
 
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It's not leaking!!!!
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Old 05-14-2012, 10:17 PM   #27
 
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Drips can be sometimes slow to appear, leave it filled for a few days to be absolutely sure it is not leaking.
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Old 05-21-2012, 08:14 PM   #28
 
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It has been a week and no drips or air bubbles or leaks. I know new silicone does not stick well to dried silicone but does it hurt to apply some more silicone on the tank? i basically need to open another tube for a small project and figured i could add some more silicone to the bottom seams just because, but i dont want to do anymore damage.

So im pretty happy the tank did not fall apart. Thanks for everyones help. I just found out im moving in august so i will have room to set it up then, however, ill be going to a second floor apartment and i dont know if its a smart idea to set it up. :/
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