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    Tank re-silicone

    Hello, anyone here have experience with re-sealing a tank? I have a 44g pentagon shaped that I would like to pay someone to re-seal. (It is all in pieces already) Let me know

    Thanks Tony

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    hey tony, its will, sorry i missed your call this morning, in ottawa there would be more people that can help u, most are on this forum lol

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    Its not terribly difficult to do yourself.
    Ive done it to a few tanks, it takes a little practice to look nice.
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    Yea I think im going to give it a go myself. It is just a little tricky because of the shape. How many silicone tubes do you think I would need 2?

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    Marty just re-did his tank not too long ago. You may want to send him a PM.

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    For a tank this size it's really not worth it to do it yourself. For $20 more than the cost of two tubes of black sealant I can buy the tank new. No worries with a new tank but there is the experience aspect of resealing I guess. IMO it's not worth it, sell the tank for a lizard tank and use the money you were going to spend on a new tank. You might even have some cash left over.

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    shoot me a pm. I'll do it for $40 and you buy the silicone. 1 tube should be lots. HOMEHARDWARE has great silicone that states for ''AQUARIUM USE'' I built my 500g with it. redoing a tank is not super hard but a pain. ALL! silicone residue needs to be remove with either acetate or vinegar.

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    pm sent

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    I have also built and resealed tanks.Its not that hard as long as you take the right steps in preperation first..jim

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    I re-siliconed my tank last month and I found that the biggest pain was remoinving the old silicone and preparing the glass for the new silicone. I removed most of the old silicone with a razor blade but there is a very thin film that is left behind so the easiest way I found to clean the glass was to use rubbing alcohol with a plastic scrub pad to remove any remaining silicone. Once it was removed, I cleaned the glass with acetone and then applied all the new silicone. As Johnny mentionned, it's not hard but a pain.
    You can try it youself but if Johnny will re-seal it for $40, I would let him do it as he has re-sealed tanks before.

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