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Tearing Out an Aquarium Overflow Box – Part 2


Continuing on from a previous post, here is the rest of the story.

Taking out the bulk heads was not as bad as I thought. I ended up turning them in place which broke the silicone free. I used a large set of adjustable pliers to turn the bulk head nuts while holding on to the center portion of the bulk head. Then I scraped off the old silicone with a razor blade and some alcohol and applied the new silicone/glass patch.

Cleaning out a fish tank

I probably look kind of funny on a 6 foot ladder halfway in a fish tank. The vacuum has come in really handy to pull out all kinds of stuff in the tank. 🙂

Top side of the bulkhead before removal

Top side of the bulkhead before removal. Scraping all of the silicone off wasn’t fun.

Bottom side of the bulkhead before removal

Bottom side of the bulkhead before removal

2 inch aquarium bulk head

2″ Bulkhead

2 inch and 3/4 inch bulk heads removed

2″ and 3/4″ bulkheads removed, oh joy!

Cleaning up the glass, removing silicone

Cleaning up the glass, removing silicone

Covering the holes in the fish tank

I had a piece of the old glass cut to cover the two bulkhead holes.

Silicone around the aquarium holes

Silicone around the holes

Adding a bit of silicone around the edge of the glass cover

Adding a bit of silicone around the edge of the glass cover

Gluing down the tank patch

Gluing down the patch with silicone

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