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Old 06-01-2012, 12:32 PM   #41
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So after not doing a thing with the tank yesterday I decided to not be so lazy today and do a water test on the tank. Fingers crossed!
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Old 06-03-2012, 05:24 PM   #42
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The water test proved to be successful so my next step is to start construction on the stand. I was thinking of buying one but constructing a stand on my own allows it to be just the way I want it. Blueprints for that coming soon!
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Old 06-03-2012, 06:27 PM   #43
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The water test proved to be successful so my next step is to start construction on the stand. I was thinking of buying one but constructing a stand on my own allows it to be just the way I want it. Blueprints for that coming soon!
Congrats! And yes constructing your own stand is cheaper and sturdier usually and like your said, customization is always nice! How does the background look submerged? I'd do another water test after a couple days of it soaking in the tank just to be safe.
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Old 06-03-2012, 06:31 PM   #44
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Congrats! And yes constructing your own stand is cheaper and sturdier usually and like your said, customization is always nice! How does the background look submerged? I'd do another water test after a couple days of it soaking in the tank just to be safe.
The background is on hold for a bit. The next step I have to do is put a coat of epoxy to seal it all in. I'm very anxious to see it submerged but I have to wait a bit longer
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Old 06-03-2012, 06:35 PM   #45
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Ok well good luck!
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Old 06-13-2012, 04:26 PM   #46
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Since my 75 is on hold at the moment I decided to do a water test on the 55 gallon to see of it needs to be resealed
Ummm... I think this counts as a leak lol


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Guess resealing this will be my next project
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a little bubble gum and duct tape should solve that..lol good luck
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Old 06-13-2012, 05:19 PM   #48
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i'll assume that's a glass tank, are you going to silicone it from the inside?

i've never resealed a tank, i'm curious how it will come out!!!
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i'll assume that's a glass tank, are you going to silicone it from the inside?

i've never resealed a tank, i'm curious how it will come out!!!
Yes its resealed from the inside that's how I did my 75. But considering how much needs to be resealed on the 55 I might have to take the side panel off and start from scratch on that side since it needs new silicone in between the glass
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You may be able to get away with just the reseal on the inside. Just clean off the silicone really well.
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