Has anyone ever tar'ed a tar seam tank?? - The Planted Tank Forum
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post #1 of 2 (permalink) Old 02-01-2013, 11:58 PM Thread Starter
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Question Has anyone ever tar'ed a tar seam tank??

So, my 75 tar tank will never sell. Wondering if anyone has ever put new tar on one of these tanks, pics and/or tips?
If I can't get the guts up and supplies to do it, I'll be making a container for the stand to sit in to catch any of the minor leaks it has due to old tar.
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post #2 of 2 (permalink) Old 02-02-2013, 03:09 AM
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You can use silicone to seal the glass to glass seams. Silicone won't seal well to a slate bottom. Some people put a piece of glass over the slate and seal it to the other glass panels. You can't get the asphaltum any more. Some folks have used a heatgun to soften it up and get it to seal that way. Personally I filled mine up with muddy water and let it leak. After about 2 weeks the dirt sealed it up. I get a few water drops every month or so. I think it's the tank. Could be my 3 year old as well.
By tar tank I am assuming you mean one of the old Metaframes.

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