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Old 09-24-2011, 02:04 AM   #1
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Vintage Metaframe Tank Repair

I have (2) 29 gallon Metaframe tanks that my grandfather had set-up in his house 50+ years ago and I have the stands that went with them too. I would like to repair them and use them. Both tanks are in great cosmetic shape but they have leaks on the bottom. I tried the hot water trick but it didn’t work, probably because the tar has completely dried out. Does anyone have a copy of the article “Remanufacturing Metal Frame Aquariums” in the FAMA February 2007 issue? I tried buying this magazine online a while ago but it was never delivered to me for one reason or another. Could anyone email me a copy of the article or explain to me how to repair them? Thank you
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You can repair the tank by sealing the interior of the seams with silicone sealer, as you would an all glass tank. I have done this with a few tanks over the years.
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my grandfather had like 2 10 gallons and 1 20 gallon and a few others but eventually the glass always cracked. one day i plan on just getting all new glass and just start over and make them look new. basically what im trying to say is i didnt have luck with the orginal glass in these but if you want to reseal the leaks just scrape of the silicone with a razor blade and put new silicone on.
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