Black border - Idol Tanks

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  1. Express Reef

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    Does anyone know how idol marine makes that thick black boarders around there tanks? :blush: :whistling:
     
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    I do, but can't think of a way to explain...
     
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    Not sure ER! Black perspex maybe? Or black tape?
     
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    viper357 Admin MASA Contributor

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    You mean the black silicone inside the tank?
     
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    It's actually black silicon, was there on one of the tank builds, it's sorta like a plastic bordering tool thing they use... hope I'm not giving away trade secrets...
     
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    I think its Den Braven product. Acetic Cure Sealants - Aqua-Silicone. Clear or black available
     
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    Like this

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    Ah ok. That is on the INSIDE of the tank!
     
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    OK..."girly logic"..:blush:...isn't it pasted on like icing and spread thinly..like with icing a cake...? and then trimmed with a blade..?:blush:
     
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    I'd say the easiest way to replicate that look is to spread it like Belinda said, but just use masking tape to set a nice straight line... As soon as its spread remove the tape... Evoila
     
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    Looking at abgg118 post on Gideon's tank seems that black linning is done prior to assembly. I would agree with Belinda and Chris method.
     
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    It is just black silicone.
    If you want to do the same thing on an existing running tank, then cut thin strip of black ABS sheet, and use that as a frame. I got a strip across the top so you do not see the water surface while standing in front of the tank.
     
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    From what I saw, the glass got this black borders on it prior to the assembling...
     
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    :rofl: .... Pending on glass thickness,it will determine the border with black den braven silicone... That looks rimless so should be between 12-15ml glass, so silicone border will look thicker than the conventional 8-10ml standard tanks .... Els do what the guys above said, to mimic the look, get perpex strips cut to size and silicone it on ;)
     
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    Or you can have borders sandblasted black before install.... May be to give a neater finish coz black silicone is not easy to use with a polished neat finish
     
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    Or you can just get Idol to make you the tank :p
     
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    ....and send you the bill?:whistling:
     
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    If the black border is done with silicone before assembling the tank, wouldnt this.make the tank joins weaker as the silicone used to assemble only sticks to the silicone border instead of to the glass?
     
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    Now there's a question....
     
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