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Old 11-30-2013, 08:55 AM   #1
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building a tank!

Hey guys as some of you may know i had a 6ft tank awhile ago and it cracked on me so i have cut it up and am going to make it into a new tank im thinking 36"x14.5"x18" (LxWxH) can someone please tell me more about building one as iv never done it i spent hours today scaping the glass getting the silicon off ( also sliced my hand up ) i have aquarium safe silicon already thanks for any tips guys
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Old 11-30-2013, 09:28 PM   #3
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A Harris (polish) pad will remove the sharp edge preventing injury.
2mm per linear metre silicone thickness. No (very few) air bubbles. These are weakness points. All joint lines must be complete in one stage as wet silicone doesn't really stick to dry. This will ensure water tightness. This is hands on experience of DIY tank building and my experience as a glazier.
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Here, check this out. Haven't done it myself yet, but is informative.
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I have just spent hours scraping silicon off the way this tank was set up before seemed a bit dodgy the base bit of glass had all the bits sitting on top of it would this be a problem?
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Hey guys quick update im cutting the glass today hopefully it goes smoothly im using a tile cutting tool i bought the silicone aswell im hoping i may be able to silicon it up today
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This is the glass i have enough left over to build a sump
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the way this tank was set up before seemed a bit dodgy the base bit of glass had all the bits sitting on top of it would this be a problem?
No, all of my tanks are built this way.
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This is the tank all siliconed up just need to put in a center brace andim done it ended up being 41.9 gallons
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