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Old 10-10-2011, 10:39 AM   #1
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First 150 gallon build!!!

I finally picked up the tank last night, it's 4'x2'x31". I got it cheap because it needed resealed and I was dreading cutting out all the old silicone, but when I got there to pick it up re guy had already done that so all I have to do it put new silicone in it and I'm good to go! The picture of the tank is a little rough because I took it last night but it works. It's gonna be stocked with all my current Malawi's plus some more of course. Lol I have the stand build already, so I will be spending the next couple days painting and sealing while I wait for the Fluval fx5 to come in. I also will be building a sump at some point in this build But i think i will wait to Get it up and running first. I'll add more pictures as I go along. Any comments/criticism is more than welcome!
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Old 10-10-2011, 10:45 AM   #2
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allright Bully, Ill be watching. Good deal I would make sure and wipe down with amonia and check for any after remnant of Silicone.
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Old 10-10-2011, 10:49 AM   #3
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Oh I'm going home tonight to clean very very well before I start to reseal. What silicone would you suggest I use? It's gonna be pretty epic in the end(for me at least)
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Old 10-10-2011, 11:09 AM   #4
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GE1 with no anti mildew stuff. you can get the colored stuff too (Black) but thats a minor thing compared. Just get it done right so it can cure for 48 to 72 hours
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What do you mean get it done right? I'm doing it myself... But I'm pretty sure I can do it right. Any tips?
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LOL do it right the first time I meant. I didnt use the Black myself (was going to ) I did a smaller tank and it worked great. keep lots of paper towles handy
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Old 10-10-2011, 11:31 AM   #7
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I might use black for the back sides and bottom because I'm going to paint the back. I'll defiantly do it right the first time, especially with how much pressure that's gonna be on it. I'm hopefully going to seal it up tonight if everything goes as planned
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I can't find ge 1. Will this stuff work?
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Read the small print Ya I was thinking GE Type 1 but I heard Dap can be used also. as long as it does not have Mildew resistant stuff in it.
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I will make sure to read the fine print but it's "food grade" after it's dried so I'm sure that's good enough. And I got black latex paint for the back of the tank... What is the best way to apply it? Roller?
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