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I recently got a used 46 gallon bow front in need of some TLC. My husband and I cleaned it, and we peeled the existing silicone off because it was in rough shape and really needed it. We're going to reseal it tonight, but I'm a bit confused on when it will be safe to fill it with water and add my fish. I've read a bunch of different periods of time: 24hrs, 48hrs, a week, 10 days, and 15 days. How long does it take to fully cure to the point where it's safe to fill it, scape it, and add fish?
This post was originally dedicated to my 35 gallon hexagon that I refurbished but I have decided that it is now the journal for my MTS journey! I hope you all find my MTS entertaining or aspiring as I grow my aquarium addiction! So I acquired an old 35 gallon hexagon aquarium from a friend that had been sitting empty and unused for quite a few years. The tank leaked, the stand had mold or mildew in the wood and was just over all in pretty rough shape. I stripped all the old silicon out and resealed the tank. Sanded and painted the rims. Sanded and sealed the stand with Killz and then painted it black. I replaced the old hinges with new stainless ones and added a matching handle. The tank did not come with a lid so I made a custom one from a plexiglass. Got it all scaped up. Now I'm waiting on the fish to arrive. Let me know what you think!
hi! i recently got a 30 gallon tank. While i was leak testing it, i noticed a leak, so i am now going to drain remove the current outer layer of silicone and re seal it from the inside. i did noticed the cause of the leak was a big bubble in the seam. can this cause issues in the future or will re sealing it with a thick layer of silicone.