I'm new to the forums and new to a large tank.
Right now I have a 10 gallon, 30 gallon (just cycled), 35 gallon, 55 gallon all with fish.
But I just acquired this set up:
A 125 gallon tank, with a 25 gallon acrylic wet/dry sump, a heater, gravel, rocks, stand (gonna build a new one) and a CPR overflow (1200 GPH
i think) for 200 dollars. I was quite happy.
And then the guy I bought it from threw in a 30 gallon complete setup with a stand. (That made my wife happy!)
The 125 gallon wasn't in great shape. I still have lots of cleaning to do and I had to scrape the back because it was painted black and the paint was chipping and falling off. It also had loads of mineral deposits on the frames and on the European bracing. (I've managed to get rid of most of it.)
But I do have some questions.
The silicon that seals the inside of the tank is green, has mineral deposits on it, and it just plain ugly.
So would it be wise to scrape it out and re-silicon the tank? Or should I leave well enough alone?
And if so, is there any silicone available at Lowe's or Home Depot that is non-toxic to the fish? Those little tubes at the fish store are expensive and it would take probably 5 or 6 of them. Plus the large tubes that fit in caulk guns would be much easier to handle.
Thanks in advance for any advice.
And I'm glad I found this forum!
Loads of good info and friendly folks.
Thanks for having me.