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    VervePipes 80 Gallon Re-Seal

    Verve Just dropped off the tank
    all old caulking is now removed
    in the cleaning process


    pics to follow shortly

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    Verve I have your tank all finished
    Just text me When Ready for pick up

    Enjoy

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    I will do that next time I reseal a tank. I never think to tape around so the caulking doesn't end up where it shouldn't haha

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    Very nice!

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    That is a cool sized tank! What are the dimensions on that one? Is that a custom size? Nice job on the reseal too!

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    Have you ever completely taken a tank apart and totally reseal it? Do you have to do it differently?

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    The tank is 48x16x24, not custom but rather an old Hagen tank. If it is as old as the stand it's from 1998. No cross brace but I assume that's because of the glass thickness.

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    Nice! That would make a great coral tank!

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    Thanks guys

    Yes i have taken apart a tank to rebuild it
    not a hard job to do

    tape is a wonderful thing lol

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    Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by nsfishguy Click here to enlarge
    Nice! That would make a great coral tank!
    It would, it actually came with 55 lbs of corals and lava rock but I'm expecting to move next year so I'm just going to stick with my current setup and transfer my stock over from my failing 29g

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    was the tank leaking prior to this reseal?
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    Most of the Caulking on the inside out the tank was not attached , so i would assume that it would have if it was filled with water
    1998 is the date the tank was made
    Tanks that have been running for 6 years Should be Resealed as the caulking loses its adhesion

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    Yeah my 77g is the same tank. There are a lot of them still kicking around.
    100g CA/SA Cichlids 77g Jaguar Cichlid
    40g SA Cichlids 36g Convict fry

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    Figure I'd post an update on this tank. Lots of guppies, a Pearl Gourami, a female Betta, lots of assassins, lots of Cherry Shrimp, aduld Bushy nose with lots of babies and a lonely Bamboo Shrimp. It's heavily planted, runs 2 canisters and is very active and balanced.

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    Looking good.
    Love the bamboo shrimp

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    How long did it take to clean, caulk and wait for it to dry? Also - What do you use to clean the tank?

    The black seal on the inside of my 5' Hagen tank is starting to go and I think its time for a redo.
    108g Planted - Discus, Royal Plec, Featherfin Syndos
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    I dropped it off to Scotian to do it one day and picked it up the next as I recall. I've done a few myself since and I clean it with either vinegar and peroxide and I can normally have it completely done in a few hours depending on how dirty it is.

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    Love the way this turned out! The tank looks fantastic, clean and full of life. Thanks for sharing :)
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    It was 24 hour turn around time.
    I used a razor blade and alcohol to clean off all the old caulking
    And wiped out again to make sure all trace of caulk was gone.


    The tank is looking great.

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