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Old 01-14-2015, 08:32 PM   #51
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If the air bubbles are going than it will evaporate that much faster.. just keep gallon jug next to the tank stand.. easy..

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Old 01-14-2015, 08:32 PM   #52
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No top, prolly evap.
Next time you do a big WC, you may want to consider putting something between the tank and table. A sheet of styrofoam, rubber shelf lining, or something water proof and cushiony. Actually, cushiony is optional since the tank has a metal frame. But something the protect the furniture from water stains and damage.


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Old 01-15-2015, 11:01 AM   #53
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There was water underneath the tank though.. Both when I first set up and again when I put a baking sheet under it to double check.

There was no heater in there yet otherwise I'd also want to lean towards evaporation, but as it stood, it was chilly, bubbly water in a chilly, quiet apartment.

My silicon should arrive today though! Do you guys think that just going over the old (looks new) silicon will be alright, as long as I touch the glass on each side?
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Old 01-15-2015, 11:13 AM   #54
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Don't know. Have never had to repair a leak. IMO The metal frame hides the corners so the silicone job does not have to be "neat".
Hopefully others more knowledgeable will chime in.


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Old 01-15-2015, 11:17 AM   #55
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On a standard tank I'd say take it apart, with that though? ? Scrape out old, clean with acetone and apply new generously.

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If the old silicon is "new" then hopefully it can be removed without too much trouble. The vintage tank I used to have had a black, tar like sealant on all seams.


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There was water underneath the tank though.. Both when I first set up and again when I put a baking sheet under it to double check.

There was no heater in there yet otherwise I'd also want to lean towards evaporation, but as it stood, it was chilly, bubbly water in a chilly, quiet apartment.

My silicon should arrive today though! Do you guys think that just going over the old (looks new) silicon will be alright, as long as I touch the glass on each side?

I had low success with sealing over but sealants should of improved in 20 years. The tank would be fine for a bit and then start re-leaking.

I found that if the leak is high up than you have a chance as less water pressure over the leak area.
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Old 01-17-2015, 03:56 PM   #58
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Vintage Metal Tank

GUYS.

YOU ALL SUCK.

hahaha omg so some things I learned today (SINCE NO ONE TOLD ME):

- When squeezing silicone out of a tube, FIND A CAULKING GUN. Your hands WILL fall off. I'm typing this with my nose.
- If you have fingernails, DON'T use the pad of your finger to spread the seal. You will end up with fingernails sealed to your actual fingers.
- DON'T STICK YOUR HEAD INSIDE THE TANK YOU ARE SEALING. It's instinct to get a better look at what you're doing, but DON'T.
- Find out how to clean up BEFORE YOU START. My hands will forever be sticky but it's okay because they fell off (see first bullet).

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GUYS.

YOU ALL SUCK.

hahaha omg so some things I learned today (SINCE NO ONE TOLD ME):

- When squeezing silicone out of a tube, FIND A CAULKING GUN. Your hands WILL fall off. I'm typing this with my nose.
- If you have fingernails, DON'T use the pad of your finger to spread the seal. You will end up with fingernails sealed to your actual fingers.
- DON'T STICK YOUR HEAD INSIDE THE TANK YOU ARE SEALING. It's instinct to get a better look at what you're doing, but DON'T.
- Find out how to clean up BEFORE YOU START. My hands will forever be sticky but it's okay because they fell off (see first bullet).

:p
You tube could have answered all that in a 2 min video :p

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Omg your above post made lol. I love your tank I hope you are able to repair the leak. I really want to see it all set up and flourishing.
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