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Resealing a used 120g (advice needed)

PostPosted: Wed Jul 25, 2018 8:45 am
by BettaCrew
I recently purchased this tank with stand from OfferUp. I have cleaned the glass and now am working on the silicone seals. I am new to resealing tanks. I need guidance. Do people help reseal tanks for a fee? Not sure if that's a service that would exist in my area or if it even exists at all. The following are pictures of the tank and location (moved away from the wall about a foot for cleaning).

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Re: Resealing a used 120g (advice needed)

PostPosted: Wed Jul 25, 2018 10:07 pm
by Diana
If there are any aquarium clubs near you (no matter fresh or salt or any other details) contact them. There may be someone in these clubs who has done this.
Also, ask at the local fish stores, see if there is anyone who might do this.
You can also check at glass stores. Maybe someone there has built aquariums.

I am afraid I have very little luck in doing this. I have resealed several tanks, following instruction on line, but only one has held up.

Re: Resealing a used 120g (advice needed)

PostPosted: Thu Jul 26, 2018 9:11 am
by BettaCrew
A gentleman from a fish store in Austin said to leave it alone. He said to fill it outside and see if it holds water for 2 weeks. (In that case, where do I set it down... yards and possibly my back porch aren't level... maybe the front porch and cover it so no people with sticky fingers try to break it?) He said if it did, I was likely good to go. I would love to be able to completely re do the seams by my expertise level is severely lacking. If for that reason, I want to see if I can just bolster the scenes. The same gentleman as above said that basically the strength comes from the seals in between the pieces of glass and not so much the scenes on the inside of the aquarium. Hence the reason that he is said that redoing the seems really wouldn't add any strength to the aquarium itself. This may be an ignorant question but.... how do I find out if there are any aquarium clubs around me?

Re: Resealing a used 120g (advice needed)

PostPosted: Thu Jul 26, 2018 5:25 pm
by Diana
Some aquarium clubs advertise in magazines.
Another way is to try an on-line search using the names of each of the cities or counties near you with the term 'aquarium club' or 'aquarium society'.
For example, near me I would use:
'San Francisco Aquarium Club' and this would bring up:
San Francisco Aquarium Society
San Francisco Bay Area Aquatic Plant Society
Sacramento Aquarium Society
and a few other leads.