Starfall's 45 Gallon Tank Build

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HI there,
Today I got a 45 gallon tank. It is extremely dirty, and it leaks from all 4 corners. I don't have a stand yet, and I've haven't even scraped off all the old silicone yet. I hope I'll be able to turn this dirty, leaking tank into a nice and functional aquarium. I will update as often as I can. I'm working on the stocking plan still, and it will be moderately to densely planted.
Hopefully I can add the first update tomorrow after I clean out all the gunk.
 
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I haven't cleaned it out yet, but here's what it looks like now. My cats have been sitting with it all morning trying to figure out how to get inside of it.
 

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It's cleaned up, there's just a little bit of silicone I need to clean off now. I don't think I got enough silicone at the store yesterday so I'll need to get more.
 

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I worked on getting the residue out for a while today, but I didn't have much time due to school work, and it got dark before I could finish. I ordered some silicone online and it should be here in a couple days. I'll be busy this weekend, but I should be able to finish on Monday if the weather's okay.
 
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The tank is cleaned up and ready to be siliconed, just waiting for the extra sealant to get here~
 

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StarFall said:
It's cleaned up, there's just a little bit of silicone I need to clean off now. I don't think I got enough silicone at the store yesterday so I'll need to get more.
Did you paint it?
 
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Did you paint it?
No, I just scraped all the silicone out and hosed it down. I might paint the back later on, but I don't have extra paint right now.
 
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For some reason the silicone hasn't arrived yet, and I've been thinking about how I'm going to scape the tank. I think I'm going to do a dirted tank, with low-mid light plants. Any plant reccomendations?
 
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for some reason thd sealant isn't here yet. But I've come up with a list of plants that I'll get, and found out I'll have just enough money for them and everything else I need if my other tank sells for the price I want.
 
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The sealant finally got here, but it'll be raining all this week. Maybe I'll be able to get a head start on mineralizing the dirt while I wait for the weather to get better.
 
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I decided to seal it inside, in a room with a large window for proper ventilation. Sealing it was a real pain and if it doesn't hold water, I'm gonna give up and get something else lol. I'm not nearly enthusiastic as I was at the beginning of this project.
 

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