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Old 08-22-2013, 09:23 AM   #21
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You could put a plastic sheeting underneath.
Yeah good idea! If I can get some thick enough and then run a thin bead of silicone around the edge so it doesn't get underneath
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Old 09-14-2013, 04:53 PM   #22
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Old 09-14-2013, 08:39 PM   #23
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Well I just wrote a nice long reply and the flicking thing didnt work :-( basically I haven't had chance due to trying to get the tank water tight again, stripping the old silicone was more time consuming than I thought along with other things I have to do around the apartment too hopefully the next few days ill be getting the tank water tight and then I can concentrate on the stand

Still can't figure out which way is best to water proof the MDF under the tank
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Old 09-17-2013, 08:49 PM   #24
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I wouldn't be as concerned about the part below the tank as much as the bottom of the inside of the stand where the sump sits, for me a lot more water gets spilled down there bc that's where I do the water changes. Just put a few coats of paint on the top of the stand if you're worried, that's why they paint houses. I re-sealed my tank also and I too had to re do it, huge pita for sure but it's def something you want to get right lol.
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I wouldn't be as concerned about the part below the tank as much as the bottom of the inside of the stand where the sump sits, for me a lot more water gets spilled down there bc that's where I do the water changes. Just put a few coats of paint on the top of the stand if you're worried, that's why they paint houses. I re-sealed my tank also and I too had to re do it, huge pita for sure but it's def something you want to get right lol.
Ah well see I don't have a sump, I use HOB filters so its not so much the inside I'm worried about, I tend to spill mine down the front which would run straight onto the wood. Over here in the UK 99% of houses are made from brick we don't really use wood for houses so weather/water proof paint isn't as available over here.

Resealing the tank is such a pain in the back side , I finished the reseal yesterday, gotta wait for it to finish curing and then I can water test which isn't going to be easy due to me living in a second story apartment if it leaks or bursts I'm screwed
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Old 09-18-2013, 04:33 PM   #26
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Oh gotcha. Yea then in that case you'll want to be sure it's good and waterproofed. There's this stuff you could order: http://www.aquaticeco.com/subcategor...aints-1-Gallon

It's an epoxy paint that is fully waterproof and can be applied to plywood.
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Old 09-18-2013, 05:24 PM   #27
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Oh gotcha. Yea then in that case you'll want to be sure it's good and waterproofed. There's this stuff you could order: http://www.aquaticeco.com/subcategor...aints-1-Gallon

It's an epoxy paint that is fully waterproof and can be applied to plywood.
Yeah ill have to find a site based in the UK for that as I think the shipping would be too expensive, the product is already pretty expensive but thanks!
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