Has anyone ever removed the framing/bracing on a 10 gallon tank? If so, have you had any problems? How did you do it?
Home Depot sells this in little bottles, I used it to remove silicon around a bath tub, worked well. Smells just like goof-off and worked just as well.niko said:2 months ago Ricky was telling me that he found a company that sells a special kind of wipes to remove silicone. From what I understood it's basically a folded paper towel sealed in a small bag. You rub the silicone with it, let the chemical work for a few hours, and then just wipe the softened silicone with a clean paper towel.
Anyone interested may ask Ricky in the DFWAPC section of the APC forums.
plantbrain said:I recently got a pair of 10 gal longs, 24"x12"x8.5 with beveled top edges, little silicone, curved bent front edges, 39$ each.
They look at good as the Amano tanks if not better, and something like those little one piece cubes.
You can make or have your own tanks made instead of waiting and compaining, or paying lots for the ADA stuff.
I get beveled glass, typically 1/8" or 1/4" thicker dependeing on the longest dimersion, then silicone the glass together, use clamps, painter's tape etc.
If you do not possess skills, have the glass comany glue it for you and tell them what you want.
I made a 75 into a nice Eurpoean style tank.
10 gals(standard) have too thin of glass IMO to do this, 20's are fine, I have a nice one.
I use a Razon blade(clean!) to remove any left over silicone.