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    I have a 135 Gallon tank (Journal link in Signature) that I bought very inexpensively because it has a leak. The glass is 100%, no cracks, no chips. I filled it over the weekend for the first time to see the leak for myself. In doing so, I discovered that the top and bottom braces both have some cracks. Nothing major, but enough that I am going to order new braces and put new bracing on the tank when I re-seal it.

    My question is this... What is the best way to remove a plastic frame from a large tank?

    I plan to flip the tank and do the bottom brace first. Then I plan to flip it back over and remove the top frame, clean out all of the old silicone, re-seal it and then install a new top brace.

    Any words of wisdom or words of caution are much appreciated!!
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    Have you tried petrol to remove it? I think petrol will help you, however, I haven't ever tested.

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    Are you using silicone adhesive like the ones from RT-100 series? I think RT-103 is black silicon adhesive, and I do remember reading some other forum that from a tank maker to wait weeks for the silicone adhesive to dry rather than using the smell test.

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    Quote Originally Posted by supperfish View Post
    Have you tried petrol to remove it? I think petrol will help you, however, I haven't ever tested.
    No. I have decided that I am going to cut off the old frame using a dremel since I have no reason to try to save the frame.

    Quote Originally Posted by Rocksor View Post
    Are you using silicone adhesive like the ones from RT-100 series? I think RT-103 is black silicon adhesive, and I do remember reading some other forum that from a tank maker to wait weeks for the silicone adhesive to dry rather than using the smell test.
    I will be using ASA (Aquarium Silicone Adhesive) for this project. I will use the clear silicone.
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