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RogueGypsy 07-23-2009 08:58 PM

75 gallons, $25!
 
Thought I found a screamin' deal on CL. Guy was asking $50 for a 75g 48"x18"x21" tank so I went to take a look. Glass was dirty, but no scratches. Then I see the bottom 4" in all 4 corners have had the silicone cut out. I offered $25 and he took it. So now my question is: Do I have to break the tank down into 5 individual panels then reassemble it or can I just cut away the rest of the caulk on the inside and reseal it???

Here's what it looks like.

http://i30.photobucket.com/albums/c3...s/75gcaulk.jpg


http://i30.photobucket.com/albums/c3...75gcaulk-1.jpg


Any input would be great! I had to buy it, I can't even get the glass for $25 so help me fix it please.


Brock

Unrulyevil 07-24-2009 07:48 AM

clean it out , get urself non toxic silicone and apply it to the tank.. make sure you add plenty as it will be pushed in under pressure. Make sure you fill it up and let it stand for a week with water and watch for any leaks

RogueGypsy 07-24-2009 10:43 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Unrulyevil (Post 217925)
clean it out , get urself non toxic silicone and apply it to the tank.. make sure you add plenty as it will be pushed in under pressure. Make sure you fill it up and let it stand for a week with water and watch for any leaks


I don't need to cut the rest of the silicone out of the corners to get a good seal?

Unrulyevil 07-24-2009 12:12 PM

not really .. just make new layers of silicon overlap old ones.. which is new layers go on top of the old ones.

take bits and pieces of that old silicon off with razor and use finger when applying new silicone in it's place

Twistersmom 07-24-2009 01:40 PM

I have not resealed a tank myself, but I have read its best to remove all of the old silicone. I would think it would be ok not to completely break down the whole tank, but do not take my word for it.

Unrulyevil 07-24-2009 02:26 PM

twisters is right also.. for the sake of safety you might as well take the old one off .. one side at the time and apply new one.


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