Need advise on resealing glass tank

Discussion in 'DIY' started by Marc, May 27, 2015.

  1. Marc

    Marc Guest

    Hey All,

    I've got a glass tank that needs to be resealed. Its fairly large and I need some tips on how to successfully complete this project. Tank is a 6 footer rimless and glass is 1/2 thick. Heavy as hell!

    Ive already cut the glass panes apart and now I need to clean the silicon off and clean and prep the glass.

    I'd like to know....
    1) is there a solvent that will help me remove the old silicon off the glass?
    2) what solvent for cleaning the glass to insure oil free surface?
  2. nly04

    nly04 Guest

    I used 70% alcohol that i buy from costco to clean. Why you need to cut the panels apart? If you cut it apart it not reseal anymore, seem like you want to rebuild the tank from used panels.
  3. boun11

    boun11 Supporting Member

    Is this the tank from Aqua Forest?
  4. rygh

    rygh Supporting Member

  5. nly04

    nly04 Guest

    I used razor blade to remove silicon first then alcohol to clean up.
  6. Marc

    Marc Guest

    Well it's a large tank and the previous owner had already resealed it once. Honestly I'm not comfortable just adding more silicon to "patch" the blown seems. I feel more comfortable knowing all edges are solid.

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  7. Marc

    Marc Guest

    Yep. I'm thinking about bringing the back glass to a shop and have it drilled. Considering ghost overflow.

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  8. anathema

    anathema Guest

    I haven't tried this method but came across this a while back:

    I was planning to do some glass projects but never got around to it. I'm curious though, what's a "ghost" overflow?
  9. denzil

    denzil Webmaster

    @anathema It's this or similar to that style. It's basically a slimmer profile Bean Animal overflow.
  10. anathema

    anathema Guest

    Ah, ok. Thanks.
  11. Marc

    Marc Guest

    Thanks for the vid anathema. I'll have to search and find some.

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