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post #16 of 32 (permalink) Old 11-29-2009, 09:44 PM Thread Starter
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Here is a close up of one seal.
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Yeah, the vinegar smell is overwhelming at times. I cut up an onion to help with the smell. 72 hours isn't so bad. It'll give you an extra day to help prevent the flaky problem you had before. How big is that tank?

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Here is a close up of one seal.
That seal looks better than my factory built tank.

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An onion, huh? I will try that. It's a 75 gallon. About the seal..... This is my 3rd time doing this in less then a month. I'm getting good. haha I look at it this way, Now I can help people who need advice here when it comes to sealing! Put it on thick and use a plastic spoon to slowing push it in while slowly going down each seam. It keeps the bubbles out. Thank you!

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I am jealous. I want a 75! A plastic spoon, huh? We need to redo the tub, I'm going to try that. Keep us informed on the progress!

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Thank you for all of the moral support along the way! The onion is working by the way! My wife says thank you! I will keep this updated. Thanks again!

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Glad to see you got it done. I look forward to seeing this tank develop. Tell her she is quite welcome! It is great for paint and carpet fumes as well. Old hillbilly trick.

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haha. Noted. Seams to be working well too.

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Good job on that reseal Some people use credit card corners, fingers, or those things they sell on TV to make the seams look nicer. I have never heard of using a spoon. Good idea

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Good job! I wish I had of thought of a spoon the other day when I resealed mine, that would have been much easier than my finger haha
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Thank you for the compliments! It seemed like just the right tool. It's semi sturdy, disposable and is just the right shape. Masking tape for the straight lines, of course As long is the bead is big enough, you won't get any bubbles. Like I said, I got it down to a science now. I still have a 1/4 of the tube of silicone left and trust me, I wasn't stingy!

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I have heard the humidity helps cure silicone. Is this true? Any thoughts?

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Thank you Morgan! I tried using my finger back in the day. That was horrible! Getting it off of your hands really stinks. The spoon works well. It makes for a much smoother/cleaner look also. No bubbles.

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So... Like I mentioned before, I have planned vaca days. The next two Mondays. Tomorrow being one. I am way too impatient. I am thinking 48 hours is plenty of time to add water. Now that I'm using aquarium grade silicone and they state that it is safe after 48 hours, I might have to jump the gun! It's driving me crazy! I want this thing filled! I think I need meds to calm me down..... lol I'm sure that plenty of people have been in my shoes.... Thought?

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I filled the tank today at around 5PM, added substrate and plants..... I did wait the 48 hours! I'm sure 72 would have been better but I couldn't wait any longer... It's holding just fine. I posted pics in my journal. I plan on changing the scape allot but just wanted it started. I have to find safe stones and DW. Wish me luck!

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