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  1. Default Need advice on scraping and resiliconing my tank...


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    Just got a second hand 125g tank of questionable integrity so I'm going to go ahead and reseal it all before setting it up. Can anyone point me to a general DIY/FAQ kind of thread on resiliconing your tank?

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    Here is a good write-up on how to do it

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    One thing that I didn't see in that article, if you are going to use your finger to spread the silicone, if you dab your finger in some isopropyl alcohol right before you spread, the silicone is much easier to get off of your finger, and leaves a nice clean finish on the bead. No little parts sticking up because they were stuck to your finger when you pulled off.
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    uarujoey is a good youtube channel if you want a visual. hes got a good 20min or so video to do it.
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    Thanks for the help! I found the uarujoey channel on Youtube but I could only find a couple show segments linked to on the channel. The vid sounds v informative. If anybody can find this video I'd really appreciate a link.

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    Well, I've gotten a lot of help so far and all of the various information sources tend to agree with each other except on this one point. Some give advice that, considering I'm doing a 125g tank I should take the tank completely apart separating the glass panels and top and bottom plastic frame pieces, remove all the silicone, and then rebuild it from scratch. While other advice is to scrape all silicone from the inside of the tank that I can get to making sure not to let the razor slip between the glass panels to compromise that silicone, and then clean and re silicone the inside.

    So which advice should I take? Would it be ok to just do it the simpler way, or is breaking the tank all the way down entirely necessary?

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