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    Anyone have any ideas on how to separate two sheets of glass siliconed together side by side, like laid flat on top of each other? I could try a razor, but the glass is about 6" wide, so I wouldn't be able to get all the way in with that. You think a bent knife might work?

    I have the chance to get a big tank for cheap, but it leaks so I would want to reseal it. Also it wont fit in my house and I am not sure I would be able to even move it unless I tear it apart first. 3/4" glass is no joke.

    So I need to tear it apart and they used sheets of glass around the edges as extra support on the bottom seal.


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    You could try using a box cutter knief with the blad fully extended. You would have to be extremely careful to not break the blade. It's not the safest option but it might work with a new balde. You would have to be very careful

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    Get a box cutter with one of those extendable blades with the breakaway sections? That should give you a razor blade that's at least 3-4" long. [edit: aka what Cliff just said]

    Or you could use some wire. Slide it between the glass and run it back and forth, and it should work like a sawblade to slice through the silicone.
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    Yeah I al reading that a guitar string or piano wire may be the way to go. Thanks guys!

    Now...any ideas on how to convince the wife we need a 10' tank?
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    piano wire, the choice tool of certain people, doing certain things :P and it would work great for you.

    just tell her its gona be a swimming pool?
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    Piano wire? What a good idea! Also puts no pressure on the glass.

    Anyone see the ad on TV for this stuff?
    http://www.asseenontvguys.com/flex-s...k-stopper.aspx I always wondered if it would work on a tank with a cracked bottom or back and sides of a tank. Supposed to stop all leaks but......ah, it is an ad.

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    lol that stuff might be toxic XD but i was thinking that too lol. i would defiantly brace the crack and silicone in first :P
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    Well if I am tearing it all down I am going to have to reseal it anyway, so hopefully it wont come to it. That stuff looks like its just liquid epdm....
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    Just ran the calculations, it weighs 1000lb empty. Yeah..no way im moving that without tearing it apart.
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    probably is..... if your sealing your tank stick with the silicone XD

    get a team of 4 ppl, and or a cart :P
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