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Old 08-05-2011, 11:03 PM   #1
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Yikes Resealing...

Hey guys my grandma just purchased a 45 gal hex with light stand and UGF.
We did a leak test and guess what??? There's a leak. My dad will be working on resealing it but we need some tips and advice...PLEASE! He sealed my bubblegum machine and it's still holding. I the Hex tank however...There are two small leaks and they are small but they are kinda constant. I saw on youtube that if you had a leak that you needed to take the aquarium apart. There is absolutely no way we can do that. Can we just reseal all of the inside? Please please help
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Old 08-06-2011, 12:10 AM   #2
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Just strip the old silicone where the leak's are. Whatever seam that
is! Should'nt have too take it apart..
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Old 08-06-2011, 12:40 AM   #3
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Remove all the silicone inside the tank and reseal. It is the only way to ensure a proper seal.
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Old 08-06-2011, 01:50 AM   #4
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But just the inside ? We don't mind resealing all the inside...
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You should not have to disassemble the tank. Not sure why someone would completely tear down a tank to reseal. Just remove all the old silicone and reseal the inside. After it cures, leak test it and you should be good to go. Just look up some of the reseal DIYs here on AA and you'll be set.
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Old 08-06-2011, 02:44 AM   #6
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You should not have to disassemble the tank. Not sure why someone would completely tear down a tank to reseal. Just remove all the old silicone and reseal the inside. After it cures, leak test it and you should be good to go. Just look up some of the reseal DIYs here on AA and you'll be set.
Sounds great. Thanks
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The only time you would dismantle a tank is if the butt joints, between the glass, were failing. this is fairly rare except in really old tanks.
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The only time you would dismantle a tank is if the butt joints, between the glass, were failing. this is fairly rare except in really old tanks.
Oh ok that makes way more sense thank u
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So far so good
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