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This is a discussion on tank re-apply sealant? within the Equipment Talk Section forums, part of the Aquarium Related Chat category; I have a ~10 years old 55g tank. just notice that there are some caulking at the corners starting to ...

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    Questiontank re-apply sealant?

    I have a ~10 years old 55g tank. just notice that there are some caulking at the corners starting to peel off. I don't see any leak yet (touch wood)

    Does tank require periodic reseal? If so, what sealant should be used? I presume anything in Home Depot is a big no-no in tank.

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    It's always best to reseal it not patch it. Home Depot sales GE number one silicone. It is safe

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    GE is very good as stated.
    I have used other brands, but it must say good for aquarium use.
    Dry tank
    scrape off all old silicone with razor blade or olfa knife. New silicone will not stick/seal to old
    Wipe clean with alcohol
    lay down a border of painters tape.
    silicone all 8 sides
    Smooth with wet finger or tool
    take the tape off
    Let dry
    have a drink

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    8 sides how?

    Quote Originally Posted by Dietmar View Post
    GE is very good as stated.
    I have used other brands, but it must say good for aquarium use.
    Dry tank
    scrape off all old silicone with razor blade or olfa knife. New silicone will not stick/seal to old
    Wipe clean with alcohol
    lay down a border of painters tape.
    silicone all 8 sides
    Smooth with wet finger or tool
    take the tape off
    Let dry
    have a drink

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    How do you usually move the fishes? is it safe to move them to home depot 5G bucket for a day or two?

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    Quote Originally Posted by pf983 View Post
    How do you usually move the fishes? is it safe to move them to home depot 5G bucket for a day or two?
    A clean 5 gallon bucket is fine, but prefer to use a tote tub as it has a little better air surface area. Put water from your tank, plants etc and your fish in whatever you use with a heater and an air stone and you will be fine for a couple of days while you reseal your tank There's a good DIY video on youtube you can follow. It explains everything Dietmar mentioned and also shows you how. Cheers Laurie
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    Quote Originally Posted by the604kid View Post
    8 sides how?
    four on the floor
    four on the verticals
    I guess I mean seams

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    Aqueon Silicone Sealant is effective at stopping leaks in your aquarium as it can ensure permanent seal that can last for many years. It is handy and can be stored easily. It is easy to use and dries fast which means to say that you won’t have to wait longer for your aquarium to be saved.
    Last edited by WilliamBowman; 06-19-2020 at 03:58 AM.

 

 


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