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Old 08-27-2016, 02:01 AM   #1
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Re sealing second hand tank

So.. After watching a u-tube video, which made it look super easy.. I tried my hand at re sealing today. Omg.

It took a few days prep cleaning off the old silicone and using acetate and razors and stripping knives.. Then to put the tape on.. Took forever, only to find areas I had missed removing the old silicone..

All good right? Well.. I applied the silicone today. Gee it's hard to get the thickness right!! Then to smooth it before it starts curing! But I did it.

Yay, now for a week to cut then a super clean.. Then I'll have my biggest tank yet, which I know is small to most of you, but 58 liters is big to me

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The unattractive detail.. Not so smooth as when I pulled up the tape it left some ridges due to heavy thick layer of silicone, so attempts to smooth weren't great as it starts curing with an outside skin..
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But... So glad to have done this. The old silicone was definitely shrunken, mouldy and hardened
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Good work! You're more industrious than I.
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Good work! You're more industrious than I.

Thanks! Actually it's a 68lt tank. Can't wait to set it up.


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Looks good, what's planned for this one?
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Looks good, what's planned for this one?

Lol, I have NO IDEA! Help!

Tank 1: guppies
Tank 2: (tiny tank) neon tetras
Tank 3: (19ltrs) - ? More guppies?
Tank4: 68 litres... Still too small for cichlids...

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Thoughts on shrimp? I used to think so-so, but saw a presentation and amazing colours out there.
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Thoughts on shrimp? I used to think so-so, but saw a presentation and amazing colours out there.

I've been thinking dwarf and pearl gourami's in 19ltr (3 tops) and dwarf cichlids in the 68ltr..
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Some times you just have to bite the bullet and move around the fish. Plan ahead!

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Hi Autumn, sorry I don't understand your comment. Does the blue Rams +++ mean that my idea is ok? I'm definitely trying to plan ahead



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You might need to change the fish you have now (or want to keep) to better size tank you already own.

Planning part (what I meant) is when you are going to do the changing fish from one tank to the other type planning. Changing tanks sometimes involves moving fish between 4 tanks not just switching 2 tanks.

Not all fish in one tank might be all going together to another tank - one group might go the the Ram tank and one fish might need to go with the Neons, and one type of fish to the tiny tank... To get the best fit & compatibility for all fish. That kind of planning and switching.

It is obvious you are planning ahead for your tank stock!

Blue Rams are great fish - good choice!

And great job recalking your tank by yourself!!!
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