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To reseal or not to reseal

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I’m looking at buying a used oceanic tank. It’s at least 5 years old likely more. Made with thicker glass than most of their tanks which I like. Question is given it’s age should I just have it resealed before setting it up, or if everything looks ok just roll with it?


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I bet it’s older than that. I think oceanic quit making tanks around 10 years ago but could be mistaken. Loved that brand though.
 
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Yea. Looks like a nice tank. It’s listed here in the equipment section. Just trying to decide if I should reseal it if I get it.


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I would check the silicon to make sure it’s not starting to peel anywhere and that they are still spongey/haven’t dried out.

Those tanks were built like tanks.
 

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I am using a 23 year old 125. Never had any leaks so ya never know. I want to get a new bay window this summer and might have to move the tank. The 15 inch clearance to the old window is not enough...They want 24 inches so should be interesting.
 

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I’m looking at buying a used oceanic tank. It’s at least 5 years old likely more. Made with thicker glass than most of their tanks which I like. Question is given it’s age should I just have it resealed before setting it up, or if everything looks ok just roll with it?


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How big is this tank? Will it hold water now? I would not try it. It's a difficult job and you really need to know what you're doing or it could end up leaking and flood your house.

Tanks are so cheap these days...I'd never consider doing a reseal. Especially if the tank is over 40/G. The silicone, razor blades, 3M edge lock tape, Elbow grease, etc...is really not worth your time.

Plenty of people here can help you score a very nice new tank for cheap.
 
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Thanks for the responses. Seller changed his mind so I’m back in the market. Might just go with a smaller aio instead.


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Thanks for the responses. Seller changed his mind so I’m back in the market. Might just go with a smaller aio instead.


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Just wanted to add my 2 cents... IMO, a well treated large Oceanic tank will last for a long time without any issues. It's easy to inspect the silicone on these, and they do have the thicker glass. I have a 20 yr old undrilled 58 gallon in almost perfect shape (purchased new), and a running reef ready 90 gallon that I purchased used about 5 years ago that is also in very good shape (it has some scratches on the glass, but that obviously doesn't affect it structurally). Unless a true wave-machine type pump was used that could stress the seams, if the silicone looks good (empty or full), and it passes a water test (unseen cracks, etc), I wouldn't hesitate to use it :)
 
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Thanks for the response Erin, there’s actually another oceanic 58 on Craigslist I’m thinking about.


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Just wanted to add my 2 cents... IMO, a well treated large Oceanic tank will last for a long time without any issues. It's easy to inspect the silicone on these, and they do have the thicker glass. I have a 20 yr old undrilled 58 gallon in almost perfect shape (purchased new), and a running reef ready 90 gallon that I purchased used about 5 years ago that is also in very good shape (it has some scratches on the glass, but that obviously doesn't affect it structurally). Unless a true wave-machine type pump was used that could stress the seams, if the silicone looks good (empty or full), and it passes a water test (unseen cracks, etc), I wouldn't hesitate to use it :)
Are you sure!!!😂
 

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You just crack me up talking about looking at the seams. Wasn’t being ugly.
This is the second time you've been condescending to me about things you thought you knew better about. You've already demonstrated that you don't know about power cords, so why stop there? I did a lot of research before buying a tank to start a sw setup, and specifically looked for an old Oceanic because I know how they were built. They use very thick silicone that is easy to inspect for bubbles, evidence of hairline edge cracks, etc. So, I shared this information with someone specifically asking about these tanks. Why would you find my comment about the seams amusing? You're not as funny as you seem to think you are.
 
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