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Old 05-10-2013, 09:26 PM   #1
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Building my second tank noticed this?


Noticed 30 minutes after i finished that the silicone did not reach all the areas between the glass? Pic below.
Should I start again?


Should add its a 10g tank
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Old 05-10-2013, 10:17 PM   #2
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I would. That doesn't look structurally sound. Even if its only a 10g. What silicone are you using? Doesn't look like the right stuff. You might be tearing it down just for that fact.

This is what you should be using to assemble a tank:
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The silicone is formflex classic 600/7000 made in Belgium its been used by a pet store that I buy from. The glass is holding quite well. Guess I have to start over again?
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Old 05-10-2013, 10:25 PM   #4
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Will start over again tomorrow have to buy some razor and acetone to remove the silicone.
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Old 05-11-2013, 12:31 AM   #5
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I'd fill it and see if it leaks.
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I'd take the tank back if you can or just buy a new one for $10.
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I'd take the tank back if you can or just buy a new one for $10.
LOL, am trying to gain experience to when I build a big tank and here they only have chinese acrylic tanks from low to high quality and they sell them at a high price.

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I'd fill it and see if it leaks.
am sure, it wont leak today but am worried that it would leak a month from now. The silicone is surprisingly strong tried to remove that piece of glass and instead of coming off the whole tank moved.
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Easier to do it now and not worry down the line.
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I just realized where you are and that silicone there is probably different than what's here. Best of luck with your build!
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I just realized where you are and that silicone there is probably different than what's here. Best of luck with your build!
They do have GE but its mostly sanitary and there was one called GE 1200HC. I think I saw the those silicone tubes but thought that they might not be strong enough, decided to go with a local recommendation. Thanks for the help.

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How big of a tank are you building? Scolley built a big(er) tank with it. Everybody who builds tanks big or small uses the GE1 silicone.
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I would. That doesn't look structurally sound. Even if its only a 10g. What silicone are you using? Doesn't look like the right stuff. You might be tearing it down just for that fact.

This is what you should be using to assemble a tank:
Is that silicone aquarium safe? Thought DAP Aqaurium silicone was the way to go.

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If am not mistaken, waterproof general purpose silicone for small tank. GE silicone 1 covers from small tanks to mid sized tanks (Don't know the exact or close estimate). Constrution silicone for large tanks example:GE scs1200 and RVT108, they have the greatest tensile strength among the other silicone used for building aquariums.
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Is that silicone aquarium safe? Thought DAP Aqaurium silicone was the way to go.

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Read some more DIY threads. This is the stuff that comes recommended over all other silicone types. 100% safe to use in aquariums as long as you don't get the mold and mildew resistant kind. THAT one isn't aquarium safe.
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I used DAP aquarium safe silicone for my first build and it works great.
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