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Old 01-18-2015, 01:09 AM   #61
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Lol

These DIY shows all look so easy!
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Old 01-18-2015, 02:29 AM   #62
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You tube could have answered all that in a 2 min video :p

hahaha why would I YouTube when I've got all you fine folk?? ;p

Mom2red - :p hehe I'm glad! And delapool, ugh they do! haha it's never THAT easy.


But seriously, I hope it worked. The more I looked at the tank, the more it looks like it used to have the slate bottom and someone replaced it. I ran some silicone along the outside bottom of the tank as well, just in case. I won't be able to refill it until Wednesday, so here's to crossed fingers!
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The original slate bottom may have cracked prompting a replacement with glass. Hope the seals hold. Fully filled leak test when it's cured.
A little late for this, but plenty of paper towels and a using moistened finger tip are helpful hints when caulking.
From your description, this is what I pictured from your adventure: Good luck!


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The original slate bottom may have cracked prompting a replacement with glass. Hope the seals hold. Fully filled leak test when it's cured.
A little late for this, but plenty of paper towels and a using moistened finger tip are helpful hints when caulking.
From your description, this is what I pictured from your adventure: Good luck!

BASICALLY.
haha I do have a giant sheet of cardboard I lay out when I do art projects, so at least the mess got on that instead of my floor.

Thank you though!! Those are extremely helpful tips and if I have to do it again, I'll definitely be trying it out.
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Old 01-18-2015, 11:12 AM   #65
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Ever get the silicone off your fingers?? I always wear latex gloves when I have to finger trowel it into a corner, that and blue tape for clean lines. Sorry It's after the fact

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Old 01-19-2015, 03:31 PM   #66
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:P No worries!

The silicone came off eventually - I managed to yell at Siri enough that she googled it for me. Now don't laugh at me...
It said use mineral spirits and since I have no idea what they were (at the time) I was like, hey maybe mineral oil is the same! I have that!
Oh wait I lied. I have baby oil. Oh well, let's try that!
Needless to say, that didn't really work, so I did the dishes next, hoping that would help. It pretended to.
I guess it eventually wore off but I will defffff be using gloves next time! hahaha
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In the future. . Nail polish remover (acetone) will do

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Oooo don't tell me that!! haha I actually had my bottle out because the Internet recommended using it to clean the glass before applying. I did brush up against one of my cotton balls with sticky hands at one point though and needless to say, I was immediately white and fuzzy haha
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Well. Tank went well with about an inch of water in it overnight. I've just filled it to about two thirds... Fingers crossed guys!!
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Dreams of drip drip drip drip drip:p kiddinggg.. fingers crossed!

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