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Old 08-02-2011, 04:33 PM   #11
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Old 08-02-2011, 05:45 PM   #12
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Ya cost of a tube of silicone is about 3 bucks.... And a lil time... IMO btr than loosing money selling it, even more the cost of a new one. But I'm cheap and look for the deals that's why I keep adding tanks.... Lol

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Old 08-03-2011, 02:01 PM   #13
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I can understand his point of view. If you haven't done something like this before and realize that a mistake can cause a huge problem, then go for the easy solution. I would keep the other tank and try to reseal it as well. Then, if it passed the leak test as mentioned above, you could either use it as a quarantine tank or to start another tank. Or, you could get him to start one and we could have a new aquarist!
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Old 08-04-2011, 04:51 AM   #14
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That picture reminds me of what tanks looked like in the old days when they had painted steel frames (not even stainless) that always rusted out around the top edge where the water got on them
They were sealed with black tar and if you left them empty for any appreciable period of time the tar would dry out, crack, and flake out of the inside corners and around the edges of the frame on the outside
Then the tank would start to leak
In those days we didn't have silicone so you bought a can of black tar and tried to fill the gaps with a putty knife
It wasn't pretty, nor were you after playing with that tar

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