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Old 05-11-2012, 05:56 PM   #1
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got my new/old tanks today! One is in better shape than the other but who cares for $25 a tank right? I'm going to build a 3d background for i've of them but that's not till later. I have to get the old peeling silicon off and reseal it. Anyone have any tips on getting the silicone off?



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Old 05-12-2012, 01:48 PM   #2
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Razor blade and elbow grease... that is about it unfortunately
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Lol I've been doing that for two days now, the guy that used to own this tank apparently had three layers of silicone. Never took the old moldy stuff off just put more on top on it
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The guy had some kind of white caulking inside the tank, is that going to add unwanted chemicals to the tank?

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It could if the caulk had mildew resistant chemicals in it. But most likely it will be fine. Heck I have even seen stories of people using the mildew resistant caulk on their tanks and sumps with no problems. But always better safe than sorry so try and remove it since you are resealing anyway.
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I'm trying my best, not even halfway done. Got any of that elbow grease you can loan me? My arm feels like its going to fall off lol. I'm trying not to take the silicone out from in between the glass that part should be fine right?
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I'm trying my best, not even halfway done. Got any of that elbow grease you can loan me? My arm feels like its going to fall off lol. I'm trying not to take the silicone out from in between the glass that part should be fine right?

That is correct. What you want to do is take enough off the side and in the corner for a good seal for the silicone. Silicone don't not adhere to itself very well.
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That is correct. What you want to do is take enough off the side and in the corner for a good seal for the silicone. Silicone don't not adhere to itself very well.
You are using GE Silicone 1 (Windows & Doors) or something similar without anti Mildew agents?
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You are using GE Silicone 1 (Windows & Doors) or something similar without anti Mildew agents?
its silicone 1 window/attic/door/basement but now that I'm looking closely at the bottle I realized that its white instead of clear so now I have to drive 30 minutes back to Lowes and get the clear stuff
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White would work but would not like too nice.....

I just moved my 75 Gallon to water test and found two small leaks.....barely a drip but safe than sorry I'm resealing the whole tank as well as you...I have the underside completed and One corner done....
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