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Postby causeofhim on Sun Mar 13, 2005 8:45 am

I purchased a used 125 gal. I want to put a layer of fresh silicone over the existing to give it a little extra "life" (I heard this should be done with all used tanks). It will help me sleep better at night also.

Has anyone done this before? What is the best way of applying the silicone so it looks professional and not like a tank a made in my garage?

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Postby spongebob on Sun Mar 13, 2005 10:34 am

if it were me i would put some masking take down both sides then make sure your fingers are wet then it should be nice and neat
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Postby Toddah on Sun Mar 13, 2005 4:02 pm

Silicone does not stick to silicone!
I think when most people recaulk they scrape ALL the existing silicone off the glass leaving the seal between the glass plates, clean the glass with Alcohol and then recreate the joint in the corners having the new sealer adhere to the clean glass and just contact the small surface area left of the old silicone.

I learned this by trying to rework old joints in a sump I built.
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