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  1. adriaand

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    Hi guys

    I wonder if someone can help me.

    I've cleaned the tank out.Going to fill it up and run with bout 20kg of salt for 3 weeks to get all the toxins out.

    My question is...
    The tank has mirrors all around the tank at the top.
    How can i get it off without breaking the tank?
     
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    If yes with silicone, Then use a blade (minora) to cut through the silicone.
     
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    leslie hempel Moderator MASA Contributor

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    or look for am old tape measure it works a little better as you can grip the ends easier and pull it along once it is seated between the mirror and the glass of the tank.. also run behind it with a stanley knife but gently... this will widen the gap and allow for easier cutting with the tape measure..
     
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    adriaand Thread Starter

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    Thanx guys but the glass has no gap to get anything in there so i started to chip it with with chisel and a hammer.

    Quite a difficult opperation to not break the glass of the tank.

    This is what took me an hour so its not goin as fast as i would like but im getting there.

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    Has that tank got some sort of overflow system ?
     
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    LOL Warr - what do you think the "balloons" is closing off?
     
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    Err balloons would be the incorrect term:lol:

    Gloveloons maybe:p
     
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    didnt have any spare condoms at hand so used gloves to close it off.:)

    Why do you want to know warr?

    Is this a Marine or freshwater tank?
     
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    LOL!
    @ Kanga! And @ Adriaan!
     
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    Kanga Retired Moderator MASA Contributor

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    You used gloves in the place of condoms, mhh interesting young fella you are:whistling:
     
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    Yeah, I have only seen mirrors on freshwater tanks, but then I suppose that design is cool for some.
     
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    The mirror design sucks.
    It looks ugly.
     
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    Why a overflow for a freshwater tank?
     
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    they only put them on FW coz the fish are boring, and need something to look at when in front of your tank :)
     
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    Believe it or not they also run mechanical and biological filtration systems.
     
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    Sounds porno, the way you describe it
     
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