Should I Be Concerned?

Katie13

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My old 29g has just been sitting around for about a year now. The silicone is a little rough in spots. I cleaned it out really good. I put paper towels underneath and filled it up about 1/4 of the way and just let it sit for a good 15 minutes. There was absolutely nothing. Again, I rinsed it out. This time I took it back, put it on the stand, and started filling it up. In the process, I noticed what appears to be water between the glass and the brace. I suppose it could've got there while I was rinsing it out. I stopped filling up the tank. It's at 1/3 of the way filled. I've been watching it closely for 10 minutes, and it still looks exactly the same. What do you think? Is it okay to continue filling it up?
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Update: It's been 30 minutes and it still looks exactly the same.
 

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Update: It's been 30 minutes and it still looks exactly the same.
I think after 30 minutes and it hasn't started dripping on the floor you should be good but since you previously said that the silicone was rough in spots I would re seal it just to be safe.
 
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I think after 30 minutes and it hasn't started dripping on the floor you should be good but since you previously said that the silicone was rough in spots I would re seal it just to be safe.
The silicone inside the glass is what's rough in spots. It's sealed on both sides though.
 

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The silicone inside the glass is what's rough in spots. It's sealed on both sides though.
Well just fill it up and keep an eye on it for a day or so. If you start noticing your paper towels are getting wet a re seal would be best. If you are talking about the inside of the glass where the two pieces meet that's not silicone but is a special type of glue for glass. I watch a lot of aquarium shows on TV and have seen some videos of how to build one and they use glue to put it together and silicone to seal it.
 
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