Here's some pictures of the work. It gives a decent idea of how I did it. I wanted to take more pictures but I accidentally popped a hole in one of the tubes of silicone and it got messy quick. So I hope you get the jist if not ill answer any questions.
Last edited by ChadKruger; 01-09-2015 at 12:40 AM.
It's all done they just need to cure for 48 hours before holding water. Once the silicone has cured ill do a water check on it clean it up then start laying down substrate and plants.
I was thinking white sand. With one side clear but a few rocks then transition over to other side with some dwarf hair grass then into back 1/4 the "forest" with small drift wood pieces tied up with java moss.
GE silicone 1 is safe for aquarium use. Just remember to let it cure for a long time to be sure. Once the vinegar smell is gone then you are good. I waited a week or so to be completely sure. No problems since GE 1 has no mold inhibitors; GE 2 does have them. Make sure you pick a silicone without mold inhibitors or you'll be in for a bad day haha
If there is a petco or petsmart near you they sell it if not any hardware store has 100 percen silicone. Just make sure it doesn't have any mildew resistant properties. The kitchen and bath silicone is bad don't use it. I used a kind that had aquarium safe lable. The GE type I or II is good but no one had it around me.
I just googled window repair for my town, make sure you call more than one store. First guy I called quoted $35 the next two qouted $15. It's normal window glass. All mass produced small glass tanks are just regular plain window glass. The rule for thickness is a base 1/16th" then another 1/16th for every 2 feet of hight. I used 1/8" thick glass because the cost was so low I figured the extra thickness would be better.