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Old 07-27-2013, 09:03 PM   #1
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Resealing! Help!

Today I got my used hex 20 gallon finally. And it looks like it will need to be resealed. Some of the silicone on the inside is peeling a little, and even if it holds water now I don't want to risk a leak later. I have never resealed a tank before... What do I do?

I have plenty of razor blades and I know which silicone to buy (GE type 1, non mildew resistant - windows and doors, I think) but other than that I am a bit clueless here. Help me out!
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Old 07-27-2013, 10:18 PM   #2
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you got it just take out old and clean and re-apply new. pm if you have more detailed questions i have re-sealed several tanks.
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Old 07-27-2013, 11:02 PM   #3
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Thanks, Bob. I appreciate it! I get my car back Monday, Tuesday if they aren't done with it before I go to work on Monday, so once I can make a trip to lowes for the sealant I'm going to start. I guess I will clean up the glass then scrape off the silicone when I'm done with the glass. What should I use to clean the silicone residue out of the tank?
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Old 07-27-2013, 11:09 PM   #4
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I used vinager and water and scrub clean. I just got done resealing my tank earlier with that same silicone
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How much would it cost to reseal a tank? I got a 90 used and it looks pretty bad but we put a little water in and it held. I don't want to risk It but I don't have the money
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How much would it cost to reseal a tank? I got a 90 used and it looks pretty bad but we put a little water in and it held. I don't want to risk It but I don't have the money
Not much. All you really need to buy is the silicone and a tube runs maybe $5-7 plus $3 ish for the caulk gun.
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Not much. All you really need to buy is the silicone and a tube runs maybe $5-7 plus $3 ish for the caulk gun.
So you just take a razor to the old silicone then use the caulk gun to reseal?
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So you just take a razor to the old silicone then use the caulk gun to reseal?
Pretty much. Just be sure to buy the right silicone, and enough of it.
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Pretty much. Just be sure to buy the right silicone, and enough of it.
Don't buy kitchen an bath or anything with mold preventers. 100% silicon is best
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Ge silicone I clear is good to use
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