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  1. Aquascaping
    Hi, im going to be setting up a aquascape, a dry start HC carpet first however I keep dartfrogs terrarium, and when designing one I use pond foam and quite alot of silicone,a few tubs of silicone on the backgrounds and the room it’s being built in will Stink of acetic acid while the silicone...
  2. Equipment
    Hi All, I just finished draining a 55Gal. as I am going to re-purpose the tank. I noticed as I was cleaning it / emptying the tank that a small piece of silicone easily lifted and I managed to make a small 1" tear as it's "flappy" in the one corner. T The tank has been filled with water for...
  3. Equipment
    I purchased a Landen 90P (36x19x19") used off Facebook and unfortunately it has some minor damage... I have not tried to fill it yet, but I do think it will hold water. However, I doubt the structural integrity of the tank. Here's a link to a google drive with photos of the damage. It's the...
  4. Equipment
    Hey folks. I am new to this forum and am sorry that my first post is a call for help! My spouse and I recently purchased a used 125 gallon tank. When we first saw it it still contained water and fish so we presumed that all was well as far as the integrity of the seams was concerned. Drained...
  5. Equipment
    So I got an used tank with ultra clear silicone and was cleaning it for a fresh start but realised the silicone sealant on some points has mould on it. Probably the old user rinsed the tank and store it wet. I tried to remove it already with a mild bleach solution (HG mould remover) and add...
  6. DIY
    Does anyone know how much I should subtract from the glass pane dimensions for the silicone layer? I want to build my own Aquarium and order glass with the dimensions I need. However, I do not know if I should subtract anything for the thickness of the silicone layer. For my sump the esthetics...
  7. DIY
    Last night I siliconed my aquarium together. Today I have a tiny tiny leak. Should I just do a reseal or take the whole thing apart and try again?
  8. Tank Journals
    He we are again, the beginning of a tank. The influx of information has at times been overwhelming, but I'm looking forward to the completion of this project. I have only started putting it together, so that's where we are starting. Table of Contents Update #1 - Curse of the Black Water...
  9. DIY
    Looking to meld thin acrylic to thin glass. What types of silicone are acceptable? Would it be acceptable to use something other than the "aquarium grade" silicone found at the local PS. What are some other options. Clear, or black, not white. Thanks for your help!
  10. General Planted Tank Discussion
    During my weekly water change, I noticed that all four corner seals are riddled with bubbles. Most are small, but some are over half a centimeter. I don't know how long they've been there- I just noticed them today, but I bought the tank off Craigslist about 18 months ago, so there's no...
  11. DIY
    Does silicone need to fully cure before it is safe? And by "safe" I mean that it does not release toxic chemicals to water, not that it is strong enough to hold anything together. The reason I ask is that I intend to use it as filler material and some of the silicone would be sealed maybe 1-2...
  12. General Planted Tank Discussion
    So i picked up a 40 gallon long from a dude off Craigslist today. The tank had no history of leaks, no cracks, no major anything. It was even up and running when i picked it up. Once i got it home, i realized there was only silicone sandwiched in between the glass sheets. It didn't have those...
  13. DIY
    I've been thinking of decorating my tank with marble statues/figurines. I was wondering if the marble-resin material they're made out of is safe for aquariums. Or do they leech toxins? And if they're not recommended... would coating it in aquarium silicone do the trick? THANKS!
  14. DIY
    Hi. I am completely new to aquariums. I purchased a 55 gallon tank and stand from a yard sale across the street. I filled up the tank and it did not leak for days. Then I filled it up in my room. That is when I started getting nervous because whoa that is a lot of water that can ruin my day...
  15. DIY
    hi everyone first time i have ever posted so i am sorry if i dont get it right. i have a custom overflow i put in, and after much consideration of this ugly looking thing i have in my tank i would like to remove it. i have tried guitar wire, string, razor blade nylon ribbon and i can't get...
  16. DIY
    I have a 36 gallon tank that I am wanting to fix a broken pane of glass on. It is the back pane so it should be easier to get a piece of replacement glass. But instead of just fixing it I am going to make it better! I checked the glass thickness and it is 3/8in thick. I think that this glass...
  17. DIY
    I found an DIY article about making a slate background by attaching slate rocks to an acrylic sheet with silicone. I already had all the materials so I cut the acrylic and arranged the rock but now I read somewhere online that silicone does not stick to acrylic well. I haven't stuck the rocks on...
  18. Equipment
    Hi all, I just successfully de-rimmed a 2.5 (only took one broken tank!) with much help from some friends, and it looks great now -- but there are a million tiny pieces of silicone left inside the tank, not adhered to anything, but just generally sticky and not washing out easily. I can pull...
  19. General Planted Tank Discussion
    So right now I'm looking for a 125i+ gallon :). Right now I've come down to some similar tanks. The main difference is their silicone (other than the 2 inch difference). The 125 (72x18x22) I'm looking at has clear/bluish silicone. On the other hand, the 135 (72x18x24) has black silicone...
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