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bradleyheathhays 01-25-2013 06:22 AM

Need advice on scraping and resiliconing my tank...
Just got a second hand 125g tank of questionable integrity so I'm going to go ahead and reseal it all before setting it up. Can anyone point me to a general DIY/FAQ kind of thread on resiliconing your tank?

Nilet699 01-25-2013 07:12 AM

We do have a DIY section here.

Nilet699 01-25-2013 07:18 AM

AbbeysDad 01-25-2013 07:50 AM

bradleyheathhays 01-27-2013 07:08 PM

Well, I've gotten a lot of help so far and all of the various information sources tend to agree with each other except on this one point. Some give advice that, considering I'm doing a 125g tank I should take the tank completely apart separating the glass panels and top and bottom plastic frame pieces, remove all the silicone, and then rebuild it from scratch. While other advice is to scrape all silicone from the inside of the tank that I can get to making sure not to let the razor slip between the glass panels to compromise that silicone, and then clean and re silicone the inside.

So which advice should I take? Would it be ok to just do it the simpler way, or is breaking the tank all the way down entirely necessary?

AbbeysDad 01-27-2013 08:23 PM

For what it's worth, unless you have appropriate frames, clamps and skill you should not tear it all apart and frankly, I think you have no need to do so.

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