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I scored a brand new 170 gallon, glass tank for $100 (a builder misordered I think)...

It has the clear Silicone on it but I prefer the black joints I have in my other setups. My question is:

Is it safe, advisable to only strip and reseal the visible joints (Meaning the for corners from top to bottom or wherever visible) without having to strip the whole thing? Since it's brand new I thought the integrity of the bottom and top sealant would hold?

Or will the areas where the 2 silicones meet be more likely to fail?

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What about some sort of outside black corner strips to mimic the effect. Like 1/4" strips would work, that is assuming that the trim is also black.

Since it's brand new, I don't think it really calls for resealing.
 

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If you add black inner fillets to a tank built with clear silicone, it will not look right. That is to say it will not look like a tank that was built with black silicone. In addition, if using black, the inner seals need to be perfect to look good.
Regardless, if you want the black, strip all the inner seals to be safe. You will get a better job and it will be easier to reseal.
 
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