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Old 08-05-2008, 07:59 PM   #1 
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old 10 gallon

I have recently found an old 10 gallon aquarium in my garage with practically all the caulk chewed off by something lol and I was going to clean it and put my betta fish in there and give him a full setup, but I was most likely going to scrape off all the little bits of caulk and redo it, I had a few questions

is it even caulk or is it a special glue? Im talking about the clear stuff along the corners of the tank that holds the glass together

and would this be smart?

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Old 08-05-2008, 08:04 PM   #2 
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i'm pretty sure is silicon but i'm not 100% sure. but i am 100% sure it's not caulk
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Old 08-05-2008, 08:24 PM   #3 
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it is a silicone that is specifically safe for aquariums most pet stores sell it
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Old 08-05-2008, 08:32 PM   #4 
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okay thankyou
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Old 08-06-2008, 05:15 AM   #5 
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*shrug* 10 gallon tanks are $10 here...see how much the silicone costs and figure out if it's even worth it.
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Old 08-06-2008, 08:27 AM   #6 
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i kno my parents are always fixing stuff up so i have lots of different caulking. i made an above basking area for my turtle and used one that was 100% silicon so its safe.

ones at a pet store will most likely be double the price...
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Old 08-06-2008, 10:00 AM   #7 
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It is Aquarium Sealer...you can't just use silicon sealer from Home depot.. It is very inexpensive.. you get it at the LFS..You would be better off just getting a new 10 Gallon..they are probebly cheaper and less hassle than trying to clean and seal the old one.
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Old 08-06-2008, 11:46 AM   #8 
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its 5 dollars at my petstore and it aint that much of a hassle so ill just go with that
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Old 08-06-2008, 02:49 PM   #9 
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I would not use an old aquarium that's been sitting in a garage ..when a new 10 gallon is so cheap..there could be mold & fungus spores in there and when you add water......it could be a problem..you can do what you like , I'm just saying I would toss it and get new if my pet's health was at stake
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Old 08-06-2008, 04:34 PM   #10 
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ive used old tanks, a little sponge scrub and its fine (after checking for leaks)

do u kno how long it takes for glass to decompose? think of the world!

if the tank doesnt leak then ur fine
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