Question Is Aquarium Sealant Peeling?

LandLover

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I'm planning on redecorating my old 55 gallon. Before I do however, I figured I should ask about this peeling issue in two of the corners. I'm wondering if I should replace the tank.

Couple notes:

1. Tank is a Walmart brand I bought maybe ten years ago.
2. Area pictured flakes off when I use the algae scraper around it.
3. Flaking is on the inside.

Thanks in advance


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IMO, your either going to want to reseal the tank or replace it.
 

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The silicone that was scraped off is not in the joint, so unless the tank was left dry for a substantial length of time it probably will hold water.
As noted above, for piece of mind maybe a good idea to buy a new one. 55's aren't usually very expensive.
 

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Petco is doing their Dollar Per Gallon sale and although the 55 is not $55 it is on sale for less then usual ...
Welcome and get that tank set up ,er or the new one !
 

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the 40B, 55g, and 75 gallon are 50% off

the smaller tanks are $1 per gallon
 
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Thanks for everyone's suggestions. My local Petco is sold out of 55's, but I have multiple pet stores that do the same sales regularly. I'll be sure to pick one up then.

A201 said:
The silicone that was scraped off is not in the joint, so unless the tank was left dry for a substantial length of time it probably will hold water.
The tank has been full of water since I bought it.
 

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