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Old 07-12-2011, 01:17 PM   #11
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the problem is really only on the outside. The silicon on the inside is really thick and in good condition. Since i have to put a peice of wood under the tank can i just empty out the tank and gently scrape the silicon on the outside and reapply? Im stressing out right now.
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Old 07-12-2011, 01:18 PM   #12
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Darn. i can't just put aquarium sealant between the old silicon so it'll stick to the glass?
I'm afraid it won't adhere to the old stuff.
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Old 07-12-2011, 01:30 PM   #13
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Get yourself a storage tote 20-30 gal put the fish in there they will be fine while you repair the tank. use the old water to fill the tote use the same filter, heater no cycle that way Better now than have to replace a tank that failed It's no fun having to replace tank heater filter fish Carpet, flooring that has warped and countless other things that get ruined when (not if) your tank lets go!
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Argh! But since the sealing inside the tank is thick wouldn't it be ok?
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Old 07-12-2011, 01:38 PM   #15
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Sorry for being so stubborn but I really want to try avoiding tearing it down. My parents already didn't want the tank and I don't think them hearing I have to possibly tear it down won't make them to happy! Is their anything else I can apply in case it leaks? What's the worst that can happen? A leak tht has sprung or 32G of water all over the place?
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Old 07-12-2011, 01:46 PM   #16
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My parents already didn't want the tank
What's the worst that can happen? A leak tht has sprung or 32G of water all over the place?
Well if they didn't want it in the first place just wait to see their reaction if 32g of water hits the carpet/floor.
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My 20g leaked on the weekend we were'nt home took out my ps3 a blueray DVD the filter the heater the carpet was $900 to replace i was in over $1800 (hard wood under carpet) before it was done. i could have saved it for $8.95 and a few hr's work Tell mom/Dad that Gangbangers dont have fish tanks lol
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My dad says to put a sort of pastic cover that'll cover the corner and silicon it to all 4 corners. I'll show a pic once I get it. I'll put a layer of silicon all over the surface and stick it to each corner. If not I guess I'll have to reseal it completely
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I did once didnt like the look of it i used the corner protectors for sheet rock the clear ones YMMV good luck let us know what you do
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Would the corner protectors work though? And i'd still need 100% silicon right?
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