Is Aquarium Sealant Peeling? Question

Discussion in 'Freshwater Tank Equipment' started by LandLover, Jul 20, 2019.

  1. LandLover

    LandLoverNew MemberMember

    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 :)

  2. loner556

    loner556Valued MemberMember

    IMO, your either going to want to reseal the tank or replace it.
  3. A201

    A201Well Known MemberMember

    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.
  4. coralbandit

    coralbanditFishlore VIPMember

    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 !
  5. Skavatar

    SkavatarWell Known MemberMember

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

    the smaller tanks are $1 per gallon
  6. OP

    LandLoverNew MemberMember

    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.

    The tank has been full of water since I bought it.