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kyl
03-07-2016, 08:09 AM
I'm currently in the process of converting an old trimmed Oceanic Systems 58gal (36x18x21) tank into a reef setup with a sump for my parents. This tank has a sale date of 1998, and has been wet for the last 10 years with zero leaks. I just got the tank dry today to start cleaning it up and most of the interior silicone seams have gunk under them which you can slide a finger nail into.

Aside from aesthetics, am I wrong to think that this will impact the integrity of the tank given the reef setup will have power heads in it? I'm not averse to re-sealing the interior seams, or should I just leave things alone?

http://i1159.photobucket.com/albums/p639/Kyl_aqua/seams_zpspf5nkezv.jpg

rynoe
03-07-2016, 04:27 PM
Hard to be 100% sure from the pics but it appears to be cosmetic only. That being said I would re seal it now since it is dry regardless. It would be a huge pain in the rear if you had to do it later.

reef-keeper
03-07-2016, 04:41 PM
+1