75 Gallon Tank

Discussion in 'DIY' started by CarpCharacin, Feb 20, 2017.

  1. CarpCharacin

    CarpCharacin Rainbow cichlid Administrator Fish mentor

    Today I picked up a 75 gallon tank that needs resealing.
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  2. CarpCharacin

    CarpCharacin Rainbow cichlid Administrator Fish mentor

    I also went to Lowe's and got some GE silicone 1 and some masking tape. I just got done removing some of the silicone. It is hard work, so I am taking a break.
     
  3. Anders247

    Anders247 Bolivian ram Administrator Moderator Well-known Member

    Congrats!
     
  4. CarpCharacin

    CarpCharacin Rainbow cichlid Administrator Fish mentor

    Hopefully I will be done with removing the old silicone tomorrow. Once that is done, I will clean the tank and then apply the fresh silicone.
     
  5. CarpCharacin

    CarpCharacin Rainbow cichlid Administrator Fish mentor

    I removed some of the silicone on the bottom of the tank and I noticed an issue. It almost looks like some water is coming out of the bottom seam. The seam is what holds the tank together. The seal keeps the water in. Do you think the seams are bad? I hope not.

    I had the tank on its side, so I think some wahet just got in that way. I am going to finish removing the silicone so I can reseal it.
     
    Last edited: Feb 21, 2017
  6. Anders247

    Anders247 Bolivian ram Administrator Moderator Well-known Member

    OK, sounds like you are making progress....
     
  7. CarpCharacin

    CarpCharacin Rainbow cichlid Administrator Fish mentor

    I finished removing the silicone, but it has started to rain. I plan to bring the tank inside tomorrow and clean it and then reseal it. I am going to build a stand out of 2x4s for it.
     
  8. CarpCharacin

    CarpCharacin Rainbow cichlid Administrator Fish mentor

    I brought the tank inside. It snowed, so there is some snow in the bottom but that is melting now that it is inside.
     
  9. CarpCharacin

    CarpCharacin Rainbow cichlid Administrator Fish mentor

    The tank is dry now, so I am cleaning it out using isopropyl alcohol. Once that is done, I will be ready to apply silicone! :D
     
  10. Anders247

    Anders247 Bolivian ram Administrator Moderator Well-known Member

    Sounds good!
     
  11. CarpCharacin

    CarpCharacin Rainbow cichlid Administrator Fish mentor

    I finished resealing the tank. Tomorrow I am going to get the wood to build the stand.
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  12. CarpCharacin

    CarpCharacin Rainbow cichlid Administrator Fish mentor

    I got the wood for the stand on Sunday and I plan to build it in a few days.
     
  13. Anders247

    Anders247 Bolivian ram Administrator Moderator Well-known Member

  14. CarpCharacin

    CarpCharacin Rainbow cichlid Administrator Fish mentor

    I still haven't built it. It has been cold and we need to use the saw outside.
     
  15. Anders247

    Anders247 Bolivian ram Administrator Moderator Well-known Member

    Ah, OK.
     
  16. CarpCharacin

    CarpCharacin Rainbow cichlid Administrator Fish mentor

    Hopefully I will be able to start working on it on Sunday.
     
  17. CarpCharacin

    CarpCharacin Rainbow cichlid Administrator Fish mentor

    Today I plan to sand the wood and start staining it black.
     
  18. CarpCharacin

    CarpCharacin Rainbow cichlid Administrator Fish mentor

    Ok I have finished sanding the wood, I am going to start staining it.
     
  19. CarpCharacin

    CarpCharacin Rainbow cichlid Administrator Fish mentor

    I have finished staining the wood.
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  20. CarpCharacin

    CarpCharacin Rainbow cichlid Administrator Fish mentor

    I am going to assemble the stand today!
     
  21. CarpCharacin

    CarpCharacin Rainbow cichlid Administrator Fish mentor

    I was hoping to have had it done by now, but I ended up not having enough wood so I am going to have to stain some more.
     
  22. Tug

    Tug Neon tetra Member

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    Lookin good buddy
     
  23. CarpCharacin

    CarpCharacin Rainbow cichlid Administrator Fish mentor

  24. Dharma

    Dharma German blue ram Fish guru

    Its been a month since the last update... Where are those stand pics?
     
  25. CarpCharacin

    CarpCharacin Rainbow cichlid Administrator Fish mentor

    It isn't done yet lol. I am going to work on the stand tomorrow.
     
  26. CarpCharacin

    CarpCharacin Rainbow cichlid Administrator Fish mentor

    I haven't had time to work on it. Hopefully I will be able to work on it this weekend along with getting the pond filter running.
     
  27. Dharma

    Dharma German blue ram Fish guru

    One project at a time ;)
     
  28. CarpCharacin

    CarpCharacin Rainbow cichlid Administrator Fish mentor

    Today I am going to get some more wood stain so I can finish the stand.
     

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