had some spare glass heres the result.

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    leslie hempel Moderator MASA Contributor

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    i has some spare glass at a mate of mines house so i decided to give this black silicone thing a try, will prpbably use the tanks for frags or something..


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    Nice! I have been meaning to build some tanks for frags for some time now!

    What is the blue paint you use Leslie?
     
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    always use Plascon midnight blue G116 enamel.
     
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    Looking very nice there Les! What black silicone did you use if I may ask
     
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    i got a sample given to me sika black 221, built all 3 tanks with it... just need to test. i had my reps suggest and supply me the product. also asked for technical data sheets and MSDS's. they use this to fit our aquaruims panes to the recesses of concrete.
    unfortunatley it wasnt successful for them as they using perspex and it has too much flex so leaks.
     
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    Nice job there Les! You really love that blue look dont you ;)
     
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    looking awesome les:thumbup: the black gives it such a nice finish.will drop your flow bin off for you this weekend sometime.getting the perspex today to.

    i like your board racks man im actualy looking for another board must come have a look if you dont mind;)

    keen to surf this weekend looks like there is some swell around and they have given west for this weekend.

    will keep in touch:)
     
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    Nice, would make a nice BSD.
     
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    Looking AWESOME Les! LOL Martin - Glad to see I am not the ONLY ONE that suffers from dyslexia.;)
     
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    Looking nyc Les
     
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    Les Die Nutsman
     
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    Nice job there Leslie ;)
     
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    sot guys i just like th contrast the blue gives but to be honest i think my next DT will have black background.. being influenced by this tank:

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    That is a nice tank. It featured a few months ago on Reefkeeping.com. Those American are lucky, they all seem to have basements where they can put their sumps, filtration and equipment
     
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    great tank man
     
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    not to mention the electricity budget they have to run thier systems. will post more pics as these puppys develop. i have an idea for the overflow section, just need the cash to buy some perspex wich is now around R520pm2 and a M1500 seio. not to mention eggcrate.
     
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    Love your work leslie:thumbup:
     
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    O just a question!

    How do you get you sides to stand square like that when the silicone is still wet?
     
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    it was quite easy as the product i used was quite thick and actually caused a vachum when the glass touched the other 2 pieces at a 90 degree ange, but normally i use masking tape, as you can see only one piece of masking tape was necessary cause i had a problem and back glass slid off. leaving a little less glue. all was fixed when i sealed the tank with its final seam though..
     

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