crazy question

onecrzyboi4u

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i bought a 29 gal tank from walmart.. i see people mention how the silicon goes bad.. how do you tell it's gone bad in ur tank.. cos mine are real small.. had it for 2 years..
 

magdelan

Fish?
Well, the best way is to put the tank outside and fill it with water. If it holds water with no problem for 48-72 hours... I'd say you're in business!!
 

onecrzyboi4u

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well it's in use now..lol.. been using it for 2 years.. i'm just scared one day it's going to bust on me.. does the silicon shrink with saltwater?
 

KPOLYP

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I hope not cuz everyone on RC is going to have wet floors. J/k I dont think it has effects. good luck
 

onecrzyboi4u

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not the best but u get the view..
 

BCreefmaker

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it takes soooo long for that to happen... silicon only disolves in water a tiny bit... i would imagine it takes 30-40 years or more of water changes to wear out a good seal. it also depends how the tank is braced or not.
 

BCreefmaker

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thats why some people choose plexiglass tanks instead: less breaking, no silicone, mendable sratches inside and out. it has its andvantages for its cost.
 

KRASHPD

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The saltwater won't have much effect on the silicone. Most tanks have problems due to damage from moving or being stored for a period of time in a hot dry area which dries out the silicone.
 

GSMguy

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<a href=showthread.php?s=&postid=9844389#post9844389 target=_blank>Originally posted</a> by onecrzyboi4u
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not the best but u get the view..


where do you see the crack???

the line on the tank looks like a lil calium deposit
 

onecrzyboi4u

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ok maybe it's just me.. and no thats not a crack one of the snails did that.. i have no idea what it is.. i was just worried cos the silicon looked awful thin.
 
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