Resealing tank vs new tank

SpeedyFish

From previous question my silicone from my 6 year old tank is starting to show signs of failure so I have to take action sooner than later. I have a 46 gallon bow tank, but I can't find any 46 gallon bowfront tanks new or old tanks so I'll have to choose between a 40 gal or a 55 gal. Right now I'm trying to decide to either resilicone my tank or buy another tank.

what would be the best suggestion?
 

smee82

Might just be me but the only thing i can think of is thats one heck of a great excuse to get the bigger 55g tank and im not really a fan of bow fronts.
 
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BigManAquatics

Maybe get the 55g, move your stock to it for awhile while you reseal your bowfront...then afyerwards you have both!
 
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Lebeeze

Can I ask what the signs of failure in the silicone are?
 
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SpeedyFish

Can I ask what the signs of failure in the silicone are?

The first pic due to fish nibbling on the silicone almost at the seam.

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The second are big bubbles forming at the seam.
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From what I read and heard from other people those are normally the signs that the silicone will not hold up for a long period of time.
 
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WilburTheGoldfish

Good on you for acknowledging the problem and yeah a new tank might be better your fish would love a bit more space
 
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nickelback

Maybe get the 55g, move your stock to it for awhile while you reseal your bowfront...then afyerwards you have both!
∆∆∆What he said∆∆∆
 
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