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Old 04-28-2008, 02:39 PM   #1
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Tank Resealer

How can I find a professional tank resealer? I live in So Calif and there is NOTHING in the phone book! HELP?? Jack
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Old 04-28-2008, 06:50 PM   #2
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Personally speaking I've never heard of a professional tank resealer -- It would be kind of cool to have one around though. How bad is the tank? Most pet stores sell aquarium silicone - which is safe for the fish - and can be used to patch most leaks - If you are trying to improve the tanks cosmetic appearance - I know there are professional glass installers and repairers in my area who could most likely do it "nice & pretty" (as long as they use aquarium silicone) but in reality with the amount of money you have to pay for their services you may want to look into buying a new tank. Maybe if you can explain a little more what is wrong with your tank or why you need it resealed we can better help you
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Old 05-02-2008, 04:45 PM   #3
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it does not leak, but with 216 gallons on the line, I am concerned.
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Old 05-03-2008, 12:31 AM   #4
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Look for custom aquarium builders .... I found one in town in the yellow pages under "aquarium & supplies". They advertise custom built glass or acrylic aquariums, and they will repair tanks, replace glass, etc. The price of repairs is rather steep, and in my case, it is cheaper to buy new. <OK, I am in Canada, so our yellow pages might not be the same as yours.>

Alternative is to phone around to some high end salt water lfs's. Reef tanks tend to be ones needing the most custom work. Certainly the custom tank builders in town are all salt water specialists. <Maybe also post in the SW forums!>

PS- if you are brave & a DIYer, there are instructions in the DIY forum on resealing a tank yourself.
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Welcome to AA! You might try posting in the SW forums to see if anyone there has done it, or, as suggested, check out the DIY threads. Good luck!
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Old 05-03-2008, 02:08 PM   #6
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Why do want to reseal a tank does not leak?
How old is the tank?
What was is used for before?
Calling the local SW lfs might help you find someone that could help, but I think you are looking for a solution to a problem that does not exist.

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