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    Looking for tips/tricks to dismantle my tank

    Hi everyone,
    I'm trying to dismantle my tank and having quite some fun. Didn't think it would be that hard to cut into the silicon between the panes of glass.
    Most joints if not all of them are within 1mm to the other.. so x-acto blades, and kitchen knives are no good. I was thinking of trying a wire or floss, but not sure if that would work.
    I'll also try some rason blades later on...

    any tips/tricks would be greatly appreciated.

    Thanks !

    moving.. so temporarily out of SW :b8:
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    turns out its doable.... just takes tons of hours...
    What was I thinking bracing the bottom too.. @#$!$!

    Oh.. and there is no way in hell the tank could have let go... wow!

    moving.. so temporarily out of SW :b8:
    planning next tank, possibly 60x30x20 on 2x plasma.
    updated: 2011/05/30

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    A good heat gun will work as well. I did it with a 35g That was broke i i wanted the extra glass for a sump

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    Your not worried the heat gun would snap the glass ?
    interesting.. i'll go try it on my 5g tanks.

    thanks !

    moving.. so temporarily out of SW :b8:
    planning next tank, possibly 60x30x20 on 2x plasma.
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    so how did it go????


    doesn't sound like fun......
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    I didn't try the heat gun yet... I haven't had the chance yet.
    But I did find some very slim and flimsy knives around the kitchen.. and along with the x-acto.... its a slow process.. but getting there.

    But wow did I ever overbuild it!

    moving.. so temporarily out of SW :b8:
    planning next tank, possibly 60x30x20 on 2x plasma.
    updated: 2011/05/30

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    Tada ! got it all done,
    All it took is some friends ( dad and a buddy ) he he..
    The x-acto and some very narrow ikea steak knives did the trick.
    its now all in my garage, i gotta clean it and then it will be picked up in the coming weeks. Did I mention I built it like a tank.

    I'll say it again, no way the seams would have let go!

    moving.. so temporarily out of SW :b8:
    planning next tank, possibly 60x30x20 on 2x plasma.
    updated: 2011/05/30

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    I hope the next poor bugger can get them to be as strong!
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    he he.. i'm sure he will.
    i'll give him a crash course when ever he gets here

    moving.. so temporarily out of SW :b8:
    planning next tank, possibly 60x30x20 on 2x plasma.
    updated: 2011/05/30

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