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post #31 of 34 Old 05-17-2008, 04:49 PM
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Originally Posted by porksnorkel
hate to break the news folks, but i unfortunately chose the wrong type of silicone. it is disentegrating under the water. the entire backround is junk as well as the styro stacks.
i'm out several hundred dollars in supplies, as well as over 100 hours of work and gas and headache. possibly 3 ruined filters too. all because home depot was out of GEI black silicone. hopefully i can get the tank torn down w/out breaking it, and clean it up properly. going to take forever...but, better me than u!!!

i honestly feel like quiting right now, but it's not my style.lost a few quarantine fish last night to top it off. [not in this tank

the pig shall be back, bigger and better!

i will rise up my friends!!! [just not tonight...uuggghhhh]:
Oh I'm really sorry to hear that Pork. No wonder you're gutted, especially after all the effort you put into it. However... I look forward to the new and improved version this time using the GEI black silicone. You know it'll be worth it in the end! :)
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post #32 of 34 Old 05-18-2008, 09:51 AM Thread Starter
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ty amph. the tank is cleaned up and new plans are in the works.
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post #33 of 34 Old 05-18-2008, 07:12 PM Thread Starter
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last pic...

tanks pretty much cleaned up. hopefully my filters will survive the ordeal. i may have burned up a shop vac though, suckin the mud out,lol.

i'm kinda contemplating sticking w/ black backround and nice stack of rocks at this point. i'ma think on it for a few days. maybe go look at some rocks tommorrow.
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post #34 of 34 Old 06-01-2008, 09:08 PM Thread Starter
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and we have a full recovery folks! i'm likin the new look, even if it's not the DIY madness of this last attempt. have a looksey and lemme know what you think...

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