View Full Version : What should I do??

06-03-2010, 05:20 AM

I am new to this site and have one big question....

I have a 46 gallon bow front tank that has been sitting dry for just over a year... I want to set it back up.. Should I start over right from scratch and re silicone my tank... or should I leave the sand and rock where it is and just try filling it with water?? Help... please!!! Thanks so much:biggrin:

06-03-2010, 05:23 AM
start from scratch and add some new live rock and let it cycle

06-03-2010, 05:27 AM
but should i re silicone it i have been hearing so many different things that i am so lost and no idea lol

06-03-2010, 02:33 PM
If the silicone is not loose and peeling I do not see a problem.
Take it outside and place the tank on some stryofoam on a level surface and fill with water.You will see if it leaks or not.

06-03-2010, 03:21 PM
start from scratch you maybe able to use that rock as a base rock. If the silicone is not peeling or comming off it should be ok but themn again I reseal all my tank when they have been down for exstended times and any used tank I reseal. It's not hard and only takes less than a hour to do. better to be safe than sorry.