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Old 05-23-2016, 03:43 AM   #1
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Retro custom build, back to life, help?

Dear AqAdv, I have this tank that I was given by my mother in law and it is a much bigger project than I prepared for. So here I sit at 1:38am sharing with you my pain and seeking your advice. I'm removing what has to be the worst seal job I have EVER seen. It's a nightmare to say the least. I scrubbed bits off with some vinegar but I still have to remove mountains of it with a razor. But one thing I realized is that the sealing job might be more difficult bc none of the vertical seals are at a right angle bc it's an octagon. Any advice on quicker removal or how to get a nice smooth seal when it's not a right angle? I feel if I use my finger as usual I'll wipe too much off.

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Also I forgot to add this is a rapid repair because I have a 15" pleco and a 13" Goby in a smaller tub together and they're cramped so I need to get them back into their home as soon as possible!

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Old 05-23-2016, 02:25 PM   #3
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I wouldn't even attempt to reseal an octagonal aquarium.
You're a braver man than I.
maybe use a small plastic putty knife to smooth over the edges and fill that gap.


good luck to ya, you certainly have a challenge ahead of you.
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