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Old 06-13-2004, 01:35 AM   #1
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Emergency!!!! Urgent Help!!!

Hi all!
I need Urgent Help the two overflow chambers in my tank have internal leaks.

Overflows are made from acrylic and tank is 100% glass,one leak is at the middle (in range) of left overflow but the other is at the bottom of the right overflow which is unreachable due to height.

Any suggestion for a quick underwater sealant? any idea?
Sorry to tell but its not an option emptying the tank because all my live rock is there.

thanks for any help!!

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Old 06-13-2004, 07:12 AM   #2
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I think there is an Epoxy (reef safe) that binds rocks together. It might work. Other thatn that I don't know of anything else you could use. You may have to get a few rubbermaid tubs to hold your lr durring the fix
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Nothing else comes to mind here either. I would try the epoxy although I think you'll find that it won't stick to the glass or the acrylic. I'm thinking, to get a permanent fix, you're going to have to drain the tank and reseal the overflows with silicone.
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Won't silicone cure underwater?
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Old 06-14-2004, 06:26 AM   #5
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silicone may cure underwater, but it doesnt stick to anything that is wet. I have tried to seal house gutters with only a bit of water left and it doesn't work.
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Old 06-14-2004, 08:57 AM   #6
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ahh ok
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Old 06-15-2004, 04:29 AM   #7
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Thanks all for your assistance, i had to buy 6 very big containers.

but leaking is history.

shame i lost like 20 gal of water.

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losing 20 gal is much better than the whole tank
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