Originally Posted by tanks4thememories
How would I take the old one off without damaging the tank? Guessing just place the new one on and silicone it, once the old one is off and the tank is cleaned totally?
Thanks again all
a 2x4 and a rubber mallet worked for me .... and i got my frames for really cheap from http://cciaquarium.com/ i think 2 frames was $30 shipped
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this became my sons tank s.a chiclids
3 indian dwarf puffers
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I'd like to add that what I said above is what I did with my 135 Gallon and it's held for years.
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Could use a fine blade edge, a putty knife, thin piece of plastic, pretty much any sort of thin strong edge you can slide in between the glass and the frame. Then work it all the way around breaking up the silicone adhesions. After that it's just a matter of working the frame off.
Originally Posted by tigger1
Something else you may want to look at, a 55g in many areas can be bought used for $50 or so. After you put in money for the frame, and the time involved, it may not be worthwhile replacing it. Could sell the tank on craigslist for someone using it as a dry tank for reptiles or furry pets.
Yup. I think you can even ask when you call glasscages if someone can explain the procedure. Its really not hard at all its just held in place by pressure and silicone and less than you think of each..lol Here is a step by step post..:)
Originally Posted by scotty
PS personally I prefer restoring it to factory condition over replacing it or other types of repairs.
Last edited by tanks4thememories; 04-30-2010 at 12:37 AM.
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Thanks guys for all the options. I'll go over them with hubbie and see which will work best for the situation.
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