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    Question Does my tank need a new seal?


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    Got this 55 gallon tank for free and I noticed a little bit of the silicone seal has been sliced off or fell off. The tank had water in it for years and it about 25 years old. I just put water in it and it seems fine. I'm not sure I have the time or really want to try fixing this myself. Might just go buy a new tank if I need to, to be safe.

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    you can re-seal it for probably around $10. Plus it would be good practice, but I wouldn't trust that

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    Can I just reseal the one corner?

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    nope, needs to be one continuous seal, bit of a pain. but doable

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    + 1 to the above advice

    New silicone will not stick to old silicone so it would be best to completely replace the outer seal of silicone. Better safe than sorry. Resealing is pretty easy to do. The below link explains how to do it if you would like more info

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    If the silicone is peeling or cracking then better safe than sorry. New silicone won't bond to old silicone that well, so you'd have to strip the old silicone off with razor blades, clean the glass with alcohol, then apply new silicone and give it time to cure. It will take a bit of time, usually not worthwhile timewise if it is a smaller tank. Normally 10-20g tanks I probably wouldn't bother resealing, the cost of resealing might end up being more than the tank is worth, money on silicone, blades, time, and aggravation. You can probably sell the tank to someone on craigslist who could use it for reptiles like snakes, lizards or other stuff like that. Then take that $ and go buy a new tank.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cliff View Post
    + 1 to the above advice

    New silicone will not stick to old silicone so it would be best to completely replace the outer seal of silicone. Better safe than sorry. Resealing is pretty easy to do. The below link explains how to do it if you would like more info

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    OOps, I think you posted the wrong link Cliff...that one shows how to drill glass
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    LOL, me and my fat fingers.

    Correct link below, sorry about the confusion

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