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Old 11-01-2010, 04:45 PM   #11
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Are all the sides glass or is there a plywood floor and back wall? When you put the silicone on did you have a press or something else that was holding the glass in place while it cured? Is there frame work under that you can get to and/or take better pictures of where this leak is coming from?
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Old 11-01-2010, 06:14 PM   #12
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If the leak is occurring in the same area again, I'd inspect the frame and the glass for imperfections. It could be something as simple as a little oil on the frame preventing the silicone from adhering.

What are the plans for this tank? I think I speak for everyone here when I ask that you please start a build thread. I'd love to see your take on filtering, heating, and, if it's in Saudi Arabia, possibly cooling a tank of this volume.
I second that. The log, I mean.
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Old 11-01-2010, 08:13 PM   #13
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BigJim brings up a good point, was the original leak in the same position as the second? Did you throughly scrape off all residue and clean it with some sort of agent? I would contact a custom tank builder who has done something close to this scale and see if a change in silicone equipment is needed. I can't imagine your regular Home Depot brand working in something like this.

Keep us updated, an inspiring project for sure!
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I would try these guys, seems they have done things on the magnitude of your friends tank. If you need someone stateside to contact them, let us know.

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Old 11-03-2010, 03:23 AM   #15
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wow now thats a tank
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can i take a swim in there?
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Old 11-04-2010, 03:32 PM   #17
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Maybe 4000 gallons of water in thier house shorted out thier computer? Or they fixed it and don't need us anymore. haha
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That would be on **** of a clean up.
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