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Old 12-04-2013, 09:04 PM   #1
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Reseal tank?

Could anyone offer any advice on re-sealing tank?
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Following - mines sprung a leak on the side :-/
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Old 12-04-2013, 09:44 PM   #3
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Completely remove all of the water and fish. Then follow these direction. How to Repair a Leaky Aquarium: 6 Steps (with Pictures) - wikiHow
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It's an empty tank I scored from my fish supplier, I've done some research and I think I got this!
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Following - mines sprung a leak on the side :-/
I've heard of sealant you can use in a gilled tank, google it maybe?
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Old 12-04-2013, 11:02 PM   #6
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Yeah I'm having the worst luck - my 3ft tank has a massive crack in the bottom and I need to replace it - now this leak in my smaller tank :-/ hubby is going to try to sort it out when he gets home. Crappy day!!!
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you have to make sure you remove all the silicone from the tank new silicone will not stick well to old. You can use GE #1 silicone to reseal.
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I had to reseal my first tank. I was brand new to fish keeping and did lots of research before hand. I just took a razor blade and scrapped every bit of the silicone off. I spent two days going over it. New silicone will not stick to old silicone. Then I cleaned the corners with acetate, finger nail polish remover. I used 100% clear silicone with no additives for mold preventer. The one thing I wish I had done was use masking tape and tape about a half inch from each corner. That way you get a nice clean silicone line. I just squirted it into the corner seam and wet a finger and run it along the line to work it in. It left a bit of a thicker and messy corner but it has been running for almost 2 years and no leaks.
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I can't wait to get started! Thanks for the pointers!
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