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. Anyway the tank held water but the inside silicone was flapping and all that so I figured I wanted peace of mind.
I decided to reseal it myself. I cleaned the old stuff off really well and resealed it with RTV 108, that industrial sealant as well as adhesive stuff. Thanks to research on great sites like these. Everything went well besides that I was afraid to go over the silicone with my finger more than once when smoothing it out because of something i read, which I think now would have been fine..
So the job wasn't gorgeous but I was very happy with it besides one SPOT! There is an air bubble that I caused to be there underneath the new silicone I laid down. It is a descent size but at the same time I was not shy with the silicone so it is also encased completely with a good amount of silicone. If I push into it with my finger it does bounce a little bit. Sigh. Anyway I've attached pics from the sides and front and also one from a bit farther away because those close ups make it look a little worse then it does in reality.
Please let me know if this is a concern...
p.s. Sorry if this is on the wrong thread. I figure DIY is this?