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How Does One Remove Aquarium Silicon?


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I want to remove a separation that is siliconed in my tank. is that possible? i did it myself - it is a plexiglass plate siliconed on 3 sides...

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I paid a visit to an aquarium builder about a month ago, I was watching them remove silicon. They were simply using small discarded pieces of non-beveled aquarium glass, and using the edge to scrape the silicon off. Because the edge is fairly thick, it'll remove nearly, if not, all the silicon in one go.

Ps. use gloves. Thick gloves! :)

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Using glass against glass definatly is safer than using steel blades. It takes a harder material than the other material to scratch it.

Teo to the rescue with technical knowledge! I would have never thought of using glass to scrape it off. So much for the hardness scale and earth science class. That went right out the window. :doh11:

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