Re: [RML] Disaster... leaking tank

Benes, Phil (phil at
Sat, 08 Nov 1997 10:33:38 -0500

As one who has taken tanks apart using a putty knife, it sounds like the
fishing line idea should work great. I hope I don't need to try it, but if
the need arises, I will give it try.

At 08:56 PM 11/7/97 -0700, you wrote:
>Just a bit of info that I thought I might pass on:
>Someone once recommended to me that to take a tank apart, it is very
>helpful to use nylon fishing line to cut the silicon between the glass
>panels. Wearing gloves, wrap a length of line around each hand, and then
>carefully work the short length in between your hands into the silicon
>seal between the glass panels. It was said to me that this works really
>well, and greatly reduces the risk of glass breakage.
>Be warned, I haven't tried this, but it sounds good. ;)
>Julie <><