Posted: Sun Jun 28, 2020 2:04 pm Post subject: Restarting the hobby. Can I use my old tank
Am just restarting the hobby and the aquarium has been unused for about 3 years.
Can I just fill the tank with water. Would the glue holding the glass be deteriorated now? Any precautions that you could suggest.
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Posted: Sun Jun 28, 2020 7:28 pm Post subject: Re: Restarting the hobby. Can I use my old tank
You can use the old tank as long as it was not sitting outside in the sun. the only concern is some times the Silicone will come offor become brittle if exposed to long term sunlight. Fill the tank 25% at a time and see if its water tight. Leave it for a couple of days. Next fill it to 50 %. leave it for a few days. 75% and 100% with a couple of days gap. This is only to test that the silicone is still ok, and there are no leaks. My tank sprung a leak after 12 years. So from personal experience i can say that if the tank is not older than 10 years give it a try.
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