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  1. I called SASHCO’s customer support team to get confirmation, but I wasn’t sure until today. Lexel is an excellent high quality sealant that has excellent adhesion even on wet surfaces, but according to their staff, it hasn’t been tested below the water line for more than 30 days, but more importantly, it isn’t actually silicone at all, it is rubber. It does in fact release chemicals over time and would kill aquatic life. they claimed that this was on the packaging, but I could not find it anywhere on the packaging, the website, or anywhere else available. I don’t know if you’ve ever tried to read a tube of clear caulking, but it’s not exactly easy. Especially when the tube itself is clear and the writing is black and you can see the writing on the opposite side at the same time.
  2. Spent a week cleaning off all the old sealant to reseal the tank. I got it resealed yesterday. Checked to to and found a bubble in the bottom corner. Its like a balloon, So another week set back. I wanna cry scream rage quit. But, deep breath. Take it as a lesson learned, deep breath, start scraping....
  3. I purchased a used 160 Gallon setup off of offer up. It came with stand , hood , lights, sump and tank. I have refurbished to the stand as it has extensive saltwater damage to address, rusty hinges and paint issues. Plus the paint did not match out decor. This will now be a fresh water tank for Dicus fish and Angles and Rainbows. I will not use the hood or lights. I bought new lights from Co-Op to replace the massive Marineland one that was used. Bought a seamless sump to replace the cheap open air one that was in there. Now I am refurbishing the tank itself. Question is as the bottom and around the overflows the sealant looks good but the sides is all but gone. Can I just reseal the edges or do I have to do everything?
  4. I have 2 125g tanks with leaks in a bottom seam. Should I just strip and seal or completely disassemble and rebuild?
  5. I have a used 36 gallon bowfront aquarium that has peeling seals along the bottom edges of the tank. It is not leaking now, but the silicone is beat up bad. Should I go about resealing the inside seals, resealing inside and structural, or leave it alone? This would be my first time doing this and would gladly accept any advice or tips.
  6. Hey all, I'm looking for a little advice I recently bought a used Oceanic Systems 60gal Hex and I'm planning to reseal it. The last owner also resealed it (did a sketchy job by the looks of it), and he had it running for something like 20 years. As I was cleaning off the old silicon, I noticed that the seams had little bubbles in them but were not foggy at all. With a tank this old I would opt for a rebuild, but given that its a hex and was very high quality, I'm not sure if that is necessary. I've attached pictures showing some of the seams, they are all in similar shape. The tops are worse then the bottom, but I will be adding the trim back on. What do you guys think? Has anyone rebuilt a hex before? Thanks! bonus pic of my 40 breeder
  7. I am resealing a 55 gallon aquarium. It held water but all the silicone is gone on the corners. So for safety sake I'm resealing. This is the second time I've resealed a tank, but it was awhile ago. I don't want to do extra work that isn't necessary because I have really bad hands. I've removed the upright corners and am getting ready to remove the bottom, which looks great but I know I have to do that. My question is, is it imperative for me to remove the silicone at the top of the tank under the rim? If you reply, please include your qualifications for answering the question (I've been resealing tanks for decades, I'm an aquarium builder, etc). Thanks!
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