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How much will it cost to have a 55 gallon saltwater set up?
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PostPosted: 2010.05.24(Mon)23:06    Post subject: Reply with quote

ak dylpickles wrote:
...this tank is 48 inches long but it has a brace in the middle so could I cut it out? or what do I do

NO, do not cut out the top brace, it's there for a reason! .... Smile

ak dylpickles wrote:
OK so I will be starting this tank soon but unfortunately I broke my arm so it will be a wile. probably a month or so. but first I have to re seal the corners. and spray paint the back black. what kind of silicone is good for aquariums?

I have always used Dow Corning clear silicone to build tanks in the past, but why are you sealing the corners? Does it leak?
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PostPosted: 2010.05.25(Tue)4:05    Post subject: Reply with quote

I havent tried to fil it up yet (broken arm) but I jut want to be safe. I guess I just don't want to spend a 1000 dollars then have it all die on my floor because I didn't re silicone
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PostPosted: 2010.05.26(Wed)4:35    Post subject: Reply with quote

Well, I have news for you; if you have an older or even questionable aquarium there, even "re-sealing" the corners will not always work. Many years ago, I purchased a used 125 gal tank from a pet shop that was closing. The tank was not new, but it was set up and had fish in it at the pet shop when I bought it, so I thought I got a great deal.

I tested the tank in the garage at home, filled it up and let it sit for a few days with no problems. Then I proceeded to set up and cycle a beautiful marine display, which was easy because of all the money I "saved" on that used aquarium. A month or so later, I was sitting in the living room and heard a dripping sound (!) You guessed it
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PostPosted: 2010.05.26(Wed)4:56    Post subject: Reply with quote

yes I think for now I will just re-silicone it but will look for an upgrade. I should be starting a build soon.
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PostPosted: 2012.01.16(Mon)23:08    Post subject: Reply with quote

I think you should upgrade it immediately !
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