Second hand Reefer 350, reinforce seams?

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Hi All,

I’m planning on buying a second hand (v1) reefer 350. Overall the tank looks good, I don’t see any issues with the seams, but I was wondering if it might be worth it to ‘reinforce’ the existing seams with an additional silicone seam?

Mainly because the tank will be empty anyway, so I thought it might be worth it as a sort of precaution while it’s still dry, but I’m not sure if it would be worth it.

Any thoughts?
 
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Silicon dont stick to silicon, siliconing over existing seams is uselles, throwing money for silicone, literally....

If you want to do it right, then, procedure is well known.....
 

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That’s partly where I got the idea from. Unfortunately, a brand new tank isn’t in the budgetary stars for me.
New tanks are supposedly 10% off right now. Depending on how old it is, you might be worth spending the money on a new setup just for peace of mind.

The difference between the coat of a used and new tank isn't any more than you're typical homeowner's deductible...
 
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New tanks are supposedly 10% off right now. Depending on how old it is, you might be worth spending the money on a new setup just for peace of mind.

The difference between the coat of a used and new tank isn't any more than you're typical homeowner's deductible...
I read that on here today, bur can’t find anything on the red sea website about that. Side note: I’m in the Netherlands, so no idea if that sale is even available here.

Even with 10% off the difference would be quite big compared to the used option I have.
 

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Yes, complete dissasembly or removing seams is only options, silicone over silicone is uselles....

Personaly if tank wasnt dry for too long, just fill it, test for leaks and u are good to go.....

This or that manufacturer, its all glass panels and cheap silicone in all of them ;)
 
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Yes, complete dissasembly or removing seams is only options, silicone over silicone is uselles....

Personaly if tank wasnt dry for too long, just fill it, test for leaks and u are good to go.....

This or that manufacturer, its all glass panels and cheap silicone in all of them ;)
Well, that saves me a unnecessary chore then

It’s actually still running atm, so it shouldn’t dry for too long (just the time to break down, move, clean and fill) so I guess I’ll go with that.

And yes, agreed. If I’d be buying new then maybe I’d look at manufacturer a bit more but for now, nah. Also I have a thing for the r350 for whatever reason, so there’s that.
 

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I newer bought any "manufactured" tank....

I got, as gift, one atman with rounded front glass, still have it, but out of use....

All others was home built,like i said, its only glass and silicones..... Many of them was made from scrap glass, broken windows, etc.... ;)
 
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You’re a braver man than I

I don’t mind a little diy, but won’t be building a tank anytime soon
Well, it's not that hard as it may appear....

Of course, there is a learning curve, getting right tools for job, but, noting to difficult....

Most of my tanks were made from scrap glass, whenever i see some glass, i take it, never know when it may come in handy.... Up to 10mm glass, it's really not hard to cut, even with 1$ glass cutter from hardware store...

Here tanks are crazy expensive , 500$ for no name 130g tank, that someone build in garage (just like i do mine)..... no way... glass and silicone cost maybe 300$....

And any "branded" tank, glass only, is from 1500$ and above....
 
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