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Resealing a 55 gal. Tank
My 55 gal. has a slight leak at the bottom seal, which I'm fixing to correct. First of all I'll be using silicone I bought at Petco (I have two tubes).
I'm planning to remove all of the old around the bottom , but leaving the corners as they are. When I reseal the bottom I'm planning to put a new bead over the corners to strengthen them up (over the preexisting silicone).
Does anybody see a problem with this, should I do this differently and will two tubes be enough to do this.
Thanks in Advance, Richard
you should always remove the old silicone a new bead wont hold if the old stuff lets go. when applying the silicone use a credit card to pack the sealant in the corner and remove any excess. it really is a fairly easy project just time consuming.
dont use a credit card. go to the home improvment store and get A caulk buddy or Use some sort of plastice thing That would not be a fected by the silant.
Plastic disposable spoon.
how about a toe?? lol
I have a used aquarium that i just bought. I got a 90 gallon glass aquarium for 80 dollars. All the seals look good that i can tell so far. The previous owner used a metal algae scraper..grr. i have notice a few nicks here and there on the outer edges of the sealant (the part the spreads out from the corner. If there is not leaks as of yet shoudl i just leave it alone of would it be okay to smoosh a small amoun tof sealant over the spot just in case?
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