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Re: [APD] Aquatic-Plants Digest, Vol 36, Issue 11
> Hello Mike,
Chloroform, dichloro ethane, or trichloro ethane will dissolve
silicone. The di- and trichloro ethane are used in drycleaning.
> Hello all,
> Recently acquired another 125 gallon tank. I was very
> excited as I have yet to design and build the stand for the 125 I have
> now. ( new house, new fish room, new stands! ) I will now design and
> build an over/under stand for them.
> This was how I felt this morning. Now I am angry.
> In a previous life, right up until yesterday, the 125
> served as a sump for a 210 gallon reef. The four bulkheads will serve
> some, as yet undecided purpose, or will be plugged. This is not the
> The problem arises from the fact that at each end of
> the tank, there were acrylic sheets siliconed on to the glass to
> facilitate the sump operations.
> After much work, the sheets were removed. The silicone
> was not however. Even with much scrubbing and the use of more than a
> dozen single edged razor blades, there remains the ghost of the
> I have read in the archives that acetone will remove
> the silicone, and someone said that steel wool and scrubbing powder
> will work as well. These methods were in reference to removing
> silicone from the bottom edges of the tank in preparation to reseal a
> My silicone is in the viewing area of the glass. I am
> unwilling to try the steel wool method. I am wondering if the acetone
> leaves any trace of its presence behind.
> Basically, I need to remove what seems like the
> thinnest ( untouchable by even brand new razors ) film of silicone
> from the glass. Suggestions Please.
> Thanks, Mike
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