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post #1 of 3 (permalink) Old 10-14-2014, 05:13 AM Thread Starter
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Possibly another silicone question?

I bought a 30 gallon used last week and I wasn't too happy with the silicone job.It was messy and looked bad. The question is... I cut it flush should I leave it flush or apply a new smaller bead of silicone just in case?

I also took the rim off and cleaned off the silicone that is how this all started. I got carried away.

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post #2 of 3 (permalink) Old 10-14-2014, 07:40 AM
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Reseal it before you put any water in it. I would not trust that to hold water atm. Whoever did that last reseal didn't know how to use tape and your finger to smooth it out. I have done a few tanks now and they never looked that bad.

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The silicone job is not bad at all in my opinion. Only the very first pic has an uneven spread at the top corner. Yoshi, fresh silicone does not adhere well to old silicone. So if your going to apply a small bead or more silicone, it would be best to remove all the old silicone first. If the silicone has dried, its old, so remove it and reapply.

I give you an "A" for your efforts Yoshi. I can't tell you how many times I see complaints on silicone jobs from the Petco $1 sale on here. I always state that if you don't like it, reseal it yourself or stop complaining about something you don't even want to fix or buy in the first place. $40 for 40g, $20 for 20g, etc.... you can't beat it. It the cheapest glass you can get to setup a tank. Break it down and redo it if the jobs is subpar. I have purchased about 20 tanks from the $1 sale and I didn't redo a single tank. All the visible silicone areas that can be seen by a setup tank do not distract from anything or make me wish I had redone it. This goes for both the Tetra and the Aqueons that I have.

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