My dad got this tank cheap on ebay. He planned to remove the wooden borders (which appeared to be for decoration rather than to support the structure) and add some lights to get it looking better. The tank is just over 4ft long, 2ft tall and 3ft front to back, with 10mm glass.
The tank was water tight to begin with. As he was removing one of the two vertical borders that you can see in this picture on the front, he ended up removing some of the silicone that was holding those two pieces of glass together - a strip about half an inch long.
He's planning on just plugging this gap with new silicone (without dismantling the tank) and hoping that that will make it water tight. Bearing in mind the size of the tank and the volume of water it will hold, I have a feeling it's not going to be that simple. Any advice?