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Old 09-27-2014, 12:34 PM   #31
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A gun is 100 times better than a squeeze tube. It will allow for a much neater, more consistent bead. I sealed a tank that size with a little less than 1 tube. You don't need or want a really thick bead for the fillet. Do locate the source of the leak. From that you can determine whether you should do more than reseal. if you haven't done much caulking or feel a little intimidated, you can buy some really cheap caulk and practice on a cardboard box. Plan your job, do a dry run with the gun and have a helper handy to help roll the tank. You want all the silicone in before you smooth it.
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Old 09-27-2014, 12:46 PM   #32
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I kinda thought I should remove all the silicone and reseal it all.... Bad plan?


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Old 09-27-2014, 01:42 PM   #33
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I might be able to get a 55 with a stand and hood for free from my fiancé's friend. Should I still do the 90? Or would the 55 be ok for an Oscar for about a year?


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Old 09-27-2014, 01:49 PM   #34
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Bill brings up excellent points about a caulking gun. I did not use one when I did mine as they were smaller tanks. It is best to remove the old sealant as the new stuff will generally not stick to the old stuff.

I would still use the 90 for the Oscar, but if you can get the 55 and items for free, I would snatch those up in a heartbeat. The Oscar would do much better in the 90.


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Old 09-27-2014, 01:50 PM   #35
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I might do the 55 for a year until we have our own house. We live in a complex now renting from my father.


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Is that an ok plan? I want her happy and comfortable and I do twice weekly water changes


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Is that an ok plan? I want her happy and comfortable and I do twice weekly water changes


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It could work. Personally I'd prefer the bigger tank as most recommend at least 70 gallons for an oscar. If you do go the 55, I would add another WC in each week.


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Old 09-27-2014, 02:53 PM   #38
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I would get plexiglass it is easier to work with , temper glass is ok for a tank but you can't cut it
plexi glass is less likly to brake if your oscar slams into it or kncks a rock into it but it does scratch
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Old 09-27-2014, 02:59 PM   #39
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Next question.... The 55 is 16" wide and 48" long.... Can this possibly sit on a dresser? I'm just trying to think where it's best to fit this.


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it is over 600lb and would probably crush the dresser
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