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Old 03-18-2011, 09:33 PM   #11
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how long does a tank take to dry/cure before you can put water in it?
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Old 03-18-2011, 09:35 PM   #12
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I have been told 48 hours
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i had a guy build me a 180 gallon tank and when i picked it up, he told me to leave it another 2 weeks before filling it....
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The silicone will hold after 24 hours I believe... I would let it cure for several days though, especially on a 180 with a stand like yours! 2 weeks is a bit much, I'd let it cure for a full week after it was initially done though for sure. OTOH, if they guarantee the tank, I would do what they say to avoid any loss of warranty.
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Not sure about newly built tank but repealing an old tank is only 48 hours
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shucks i just wanna start filling it.... its gonna take my 5 straight days to fill it and i just wanna get started asap
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Do you not have a big tub to start filling to at least get a head start? How many GPD does your RO/DI unit do?
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When I had my 200 made he wouldn't let me pick it up for 10 or so days. So I would be patient and do what he says then "no sweat"...Ray
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Do you not have a big tub to start filling to at least get a head start? How many GPD does your RO/DI unit do?
it does 50GPD and the total system is going to be 250 gallons.

he had it at his shop for a week after it was completed then he said to leave it for another 2 weeks
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a build/post on monsterfish talked about it takes 1 day per 1/8", so 1/2 glass+3/8 bead might take a week. didnt talk about drying from both sides, as one would think it does.
its cold this time of year maybe he didnt have it stored in a warm spot and wanted to make sure it dried.
3 weeks total seems a long time. did you happen to see what kind of sealer he used? might be good info to check for sure.
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