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Old 03-13-2012, 10:23 PM   #11
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Also the tank is about 10 years old. It's holding water as of now but should I strip it and reseal or go the if it ain't broke don't fix it route? The silicone doesn't seem to be in too bad of shape. It was just a frag display.
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Old 03-13-2012, 10:24 PM   #12
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id hate for you to get it all setup then not long after have to reseal it :/, but it may have been resealed recently if it looks in decent condition still
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I'm all for the do it while you can approach. Once fish and water in you wont be able to drain and reseal. If looks good why not just put another bead of silicone over top of old just because.
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Old 03-13-2012, 10:36 PM   #14
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Yea I think I'll atleast strip the visible inside sealant. I don't want to disassemble the entire tank. I'll take off the overflows so I know I'll have a good seal.
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Old 03-13-2012, 11:07 PM   #15
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Yea I think I'll atleast strip the visible inside sealant. I don't want to disassemble the entire tank. I'll take off the overflows so I know I'll have a good seal.
Nooo!! Just add silicone over the existing silicone. I've seen many tanks leak after they have been resealed.
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Old 03-13-2012, 11:29 PM   #16
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Nooo!! Just add silicone over the existing silicone. I've seen many tanks leak after they have been resealed.
Well **** I guess I can't go with black then like I wanted to
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Old 03-13-2012, 11:40 PM   #17
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Well **** I guess I can't go with black then like I wanted to
It's your choice. If you really wanted to then go ahead and do it. Just do a TON of research. It's not so hard to do seals on small tanks but with large ones there is a big risk whether you seal it or not.
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Old 03-14-2012, 12:05 AM   #18
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Yea your right. On another note the wife and I agreed on a rockscape. We're going to do a 2 island type setup. On one side it will resemble a reef about 30 miles west of key west. It looks like a hand from above so were going to try something similar but with 3-4 finger type areas coming off the back glass and the other a narrow tall almost volcano type island on the other side. Every time I aquascape I try to make as many caves as possible. So this should turn out amazing!

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Yea your right. On another note the wife and I agreed on a rockscape. We're going to do a 2 island type setup. On one side it will resemble a reef about 30 miles west of key west. It looks like a hand from above so were going to try something similar but with 3-4 finger type areas coming off the back glass and the other a narrow tall almost volcano type island on the other side. Every time I aquascape I try to make as many caves as possible. So this should turn out amazing!

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That would be the top view as if looking down on the tank.
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Old 03-14-2012, 12:11 AM   #20
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Looks great! I hope you can get it the way you planned.
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