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    So I resiliconed yesterday and am letting it dry. Thinking of using airplane stripper to get the paint off, since mineral spirits did basically nothing to it.

    Any advice on that? Definitely don't wanna poison the tank.
    كل نفس ذائقة الموت ثم الينا ترجعون

  2. #62

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    In the past I have used a razor with great success

    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/"]

  3. #63

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    paint stripper? I personally wouldn't put that stuff anywhere near my tank haha it's so destructive it's insane not something I'd wanna take a chance with
    55g Long --> After 18mo of doing well the tank crashed during moving. Most likely cause: Flatworm Die-off... won't start another until after moving... Likely not until late 2013

    20g Long --> currently concoting a build plan

    Check out the journal to follow my 20g SW tank

    "Take a chance, because you never know how perfect some things can turn out" -- unknown

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    Well, it hasn't been responding to my attempts to peel it, though I admit I haven't tried the method cliff suggested yet.
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  5. #65

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    Just hold the razor at a ~45D and go slow. If you are careful you can take all the paint off without a scratch.
    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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    Well, I've run into a problem with that hole in the back. Even the smallest PVC pipe I've found (1/2 an inch) won't fit. Looking online, I think this was meant for a 3/8ths inches pipe, but I can't find any such things locally.

    The problem may be that this aquarium was apparently custom built in Holland and I think uses a metric standard. Is there anything else I could do? Maybe silicone some alternative?
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    What about polyethylene or vinyl hose, would silicone bond with that?
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    I wouldn't chance it... the problem is when you try and get silicon to bond to something flexible it just won't seal as well... I'd go ahead and drill the hole out so it's bigger and you can fit whatever size drain pipe you'd like on there
    55g Long --> After 18mo of doing well the tank crashed during moving. Most likely cause: Flatworm Die-off... won't start another until after moving... Likely not until late 2013

    20g Long --> currently concoting a build plan

    Check out the journal to follow my 20g SW tank

    "Take a chance, because you never know how perfect some things can turn out" -- unknown

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    Thing is I don't know what type of glass it is. Not to mention, it's thicker than normal glass. Like over 3/8 th's of an inch.
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    If all you can put in the tank is a 3/8" bulkhead flange, then I would not even bother using that hole for anything. A 3/8" line would only give you ~400 gph assuming you use it for your return line from your sump. That would be about 1/2 to 1/3 of the total flow you would need (IMO) going through your sump.

    I would suggest either seal it, or get it drilled to fit a 1" bulkhead flange.
    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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