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Tank frames coming off - sealant? Other Q's

So the frames of the free tank I got from craiglist are falling off. A couple parts of it are off completely, the rest of it is just loose. Do I use sealant to glue it back on? Does it matter how secure they are, as long as they stay? I mean are they actually important for aquarium support or something?

They are also made to look like wood... I think I'm going to spray paint them black, I heard Krylon Fusion spraypaint is safe for aquariums?
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how many gallons is the tank?

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50 gallons. Someone told me as long as there is no cross brace then it doesn't matter too much. There is no cross brace..
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50 gallons. Someone told me as long as there is no cross brace then it doesn't matter too much. There is no cross brace..
I dont know, 29 gallon tanks dont have a cross brace, but I would never remove the rim off of one

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So the frames of the free tank I got from craiglist are falling off. A couple parts of it are off completely, the rest of it is just loose. Do I use sealant to glue it back on? Does it matter how secure they are, as long as they stay? I mean are they actually important for aquarium support or something?

They are also made to look like wood... I think I'm going to spray paint them black, I heard Krylon Fusion spraypaint is safe for aquariums?
those "oak" plastic trim pieces look cheesy to me too.

i wouldnt worrk about the tank rim, if it feels like it is coming off i would help it off all the way....

unless you want it there, just use aquarium sealant. easiest is to buy it at a pet shop. cheaper is to get it at home depot, look for a clear silicone.. pure silicone without mold inhibitors or other chemicals you dont want in it.

i have a 10 gallon tank that is rimless.. that is 1/8" thick glass, a 29 gallon tank uses 1/4" glass, it is twice as thick. i wouldnt feel uncomfortable pulling the rim off of one of these.

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