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post #1 of 13 Old 01-23-2010, 05:02 PM Thread Starter
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Talking Yet another new tank!!

So we just got home from picking up our new tank!! it is a 150 gallon that we will be moving our oscars and JD to. We picked it up off craigslist for $80!!!! it does have to be resealed but hey...for 80 bucks i couldnt pass it up......any recommendations for resealing?? i have the general concept and i do have faith in myself....

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post #2 of 13 Old 01-23-2010, 05:09 PM
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awesome congratulations!

Use aquarium silicon (either @ pet store or some home stores carry it too) make sure its nice and even/ smooth with no trapped air bubbles in between the glass/ silicon and you're set

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post #3 of 13 Old 01-23-2010, 05:15 PM Thread Starter
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what about removing the old silicone?? just a single edge razor blade?? do i only need to get it off the glass or do i need to get it from between the glass too??

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post #4 of 13 Old 01-23-2010, 05:18 PM
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Are you SURE it needs resealing? How's the "old" silicon looking?
Razor blade is the easiest to get it off with, then wipe it down with alcohol.
Hard to say since I can't look at it lol....dep on the "old" silicon i'd either leave it there completely, clean it and seal over top, or cut it just off the glass, clean and re-seal. I would not suggest peeling it out between the glass.

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post #5 of 13 Old 01-23-2010, 05:41 PM Thread Starter
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i think ill stick with just taking it off the glass....it is pretty old silicone

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post #6 of 13 Old 01-23-2010, 06:44 PM Thread Starter
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here is the tank as it is still sitting in the back of my van...had to lay down all the seats just to fit this big boy in there....
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post #7 of 13 Old 01-23-2010, 07:29 PM
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What I can see there yea i'd cut the insides out & reseal like I said up top.

PLEASE Tell me the pic is just fooling my eyes and the previous owner did not use WHITE silicon on the outside black frame there!?

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post #8 of 13 Old 01-23-2010, 07:48 PM Thread Starter
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no your are infact fooling you!! the previous owner did not try to reseal it because he was wanting an upgrade anyhow.....where it is normally black trim is actually some sort of metal.....

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post #9 of 13 Old 01-23-2010, 08:37 PM
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Chrome trim. NICEEEE.

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post #10 of 13 Old 01-23-2010, 08:38 PM Thread Starter
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yes....it adds a little something different

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