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  1. Default Custom built 88 gallon FOWLR tank.


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    This is way too early to start a journal but I'm just too damn excited lol. It will basically be a 75 gallon tank plus 6" in length. That will make it 88 gallons. I basically decided to build for two reasons: The cost and just to do a DIY project. I will be starting the stand this weekend and will be posting pictures. Was wondering about the silicone though. Have you guys worked with GE All Purpose silicone 1? I was told that GE Glass and Door Silicone 1 was what you wanted but all I could find was all purpose. Any thoughts?

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    It's never too early to start a journel

    I have just the older version of GE 1 silicone on one of my past reef tanks and found it to work great



    DAP also makes some silicone which is stated on the label as safe for aquarium use which you could use as well
    Last edited by Cliff; 02-07-2015 at 01:02 PM.
    If you take your time to do the research FIRST, you can successfully set-up and keep ANY type of aquarium with ease.
    "Not using a quarantine tank is like playing Russian roulette. Nobody wins the game, some people just get to play longer than others." - Anthony Calfo
    Fishless Cycle Cycling with Fish Marine Aquarium Info [URL="http://saltwater.aquaticcommunity.com/"]

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cliff View Post
    It's never too early to start a journel

    I have just the older version of GE 1 silicone on one of my past reef tanks and found it to work great

    http://i938.photobucket.com/albums/a...ps164e4869.jpg

    DAP also makes some silicone which is stated on the label as safe for aquarium use which you could use as well
    All I could find was the all purpose. It didn't say door and window.

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    So I guess I could tell you guys my plans for it. I will be transferring over my 2 clowns, fire fish and crabs to the new tank. Hoping by that time the clowns are a little bigger (I figure I won't have fish in there until about May so that gives them 3 months to grow). I will be adding a blue tang, a foxface, a flame angel and an assortment of other fish. I really want a Moorish Idol but I feel like it will be hard to find as I haven't seen it at any of the pet stores I have been in. I will definitely be adding a good amount of live rock to this tank. I was wondering. If I cycle it with live rock and add my live rock from my 20 gallon once the new tank is cycled and ready to put fish in, will that cause an ammonia spike? If it will, should I just put the rock in at the beginning and leave my 20 gallon as a fish only tank for those couple months? What are your suggestions there.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cliff View Post
    It's never too early to start a journel

    I have just the older version of GE 1 silicone on one of my past reef tanks and found it to work great

    http://i938.photobucket.com/albums/a...ps164e4869.jpg

    DAP also makes some silicone which is stated on the label as safe for aquarium use which you could use as well
    http://www.homedepot.com/p/GE-Silico...-24C/100091111

    This is what I want, right?

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    I have no experience with that stuff. Once GE changed the packaging and formula, many people have debated if it is still safe or not.

    I would play it safe and get the DAP stuff

    No sense in risking a health set-up over a $7 tube of silicone
    If you take your time to do the research FIRST, you can successfully set-up and keep ANY type of aquarium with ease.
    "Not using a quarantine tank is like playing Russian roulette. Nobody wins the game, some people just get to play longer than others." - Anthony Calfo
    Fishless Cycle Cycling with Fish Marine Aquarium Info [URL="http://saltwater.aquaticcommunity.com/"]

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    good point. I found DAP at Home depot for $4.57. Do you think a 2.8 oz tube is enough or should I grab 2?

    EDIT: Just did the math and found that I need 3.
    Last edited by keithw283; 02-07-2015 at 06:36 PM.

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    Built the stand today. Still need to add the doors and paint it but that won't take much effort.

    0208151521a.jpg

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    Your stand looks nice and solid
    If you take your time to do the research FIRST, you can successfully set-up and keep ANY type of aquarium with ease.
    "Not using a quarantine tank is like playing Russian roulette. Nobody wins the game, some people just get to play longer than others." - Anthony Calfo
    Fishless Cycle Cycling with Fish Marine Aquarium Info [URL="http://saltwater.aquaticcommunity.com/"]

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    Thanks. The design i used should be able to hold about 3200 pounds. i just need it to hold about 1000.

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