bought a 125 tank has black silicone

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  1. spongebob

    spongebob Flamingo Tongue

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    I just bought a 125 gallon fish tank and it has black silicone On the sides and clear on the bottom. I have had a lot of tanks and never have seen this before.
    I thought someone tried to fix a leak but it looks like it is in between the glass on closer inspection.. so it might be original.
    Is this normal or should I just reseal the whole tank before I fill it with water? I have resealed tanks before with success But not this big and if it came like that I will leave it. I just don't want 125 gallons of water in my Living room. Thanks for any advice. I am dying to get this thing filled and get some fish in there :)
     
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  3. Zero_Dude

    Zero_Dude Fire Shrimp

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    My 90 gallon has black silicone.. It was bought that way, brand new. It should be good, and from the manufacturer; but if doesn't look well done, or you're worried, you could probably redo it
     
  4. spongebob

    spongebob Flamingo Tongue

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    OK thank you the thing that worried me was its black on the sides and clear on the bottom I never saw them mix colors. Sense its in between the glass I guess it has to be original. So I think I will leave it alone it does look a little ragged on the sides but its all there. I think it should be good

    I can't complain I got the tank ,stand,top 3 stage lights, wet dry filter, protein skimmer,new pump for the return and everything else you needed except gravel rocks fish and water for $400. I bought it for an ex girlfriend and told her if she wanted to sell it I would buy it from her. She did get a better deal because it came with all the missing stuff with about 7 really big and nice fish when I gave it to her but its still a pretty good deal.

    I just hate it because I know how much its gonna cost for coral rock and gravel. I am broke now but I know I will beg borrow and steal (not really) to get this thing up and running!!!!
     
  5. RoloSaez

    RoloSaez Millepora

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    Fill it up in a garage or something just to make sure the is no leaks.
     
  6. DBOSHIBBY

    DBOSHIBBY Sleeper Shark

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    i cant say that ive ever seen 2 different colors used from the manufactor. my old 65g had black silicone but it was used on every seam. i would fill it up in the garage for a while for sure.
     
  7. oldfishkeeper

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    just a quick question, I don't think you're going to want gravel in the tank if you're going to keep SW or a reef tank.
     
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  9. Todd_Sails

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    Is it drilled? RR? sump plans?

    Definitely fill it with FW first, on a level area or the level stand, and check it for leaks
     
  10. Stovebolt-V8

    Stovebolt-V8 Feather Duster

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    I'ld go with the general thinking here, fill it in the garage and let it set for 2 or 3 days. While your waiting check your other equipment and start your research on your inhabitants :)