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Old 04-22-2005, 12:30 AM   #1
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leaking skimmer

Well it has been a while since I have posted since my computer has been "sick", but I have a question. I have a sea clone (I know, they suck) It started leaking where the tube attaches to the main body of the skimmer, and I messed with it, gave up and I havn't had a skimmer on my tank for the past month. Well the algae started to biuld up really bad so I put the skimmer back on and it started pulling nasty sludge out of my tank and the algae is 70% gone. Well now it is leaking again in the same place. Has anyone had this problem or have any ideas on how to fix it. I want to keep the skimmer on because my tank looks a lot better now. Buying a new skimmer right now it not really an option for the reason that I am broke. Thanks!

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amm 0
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I use RO/DI water and have Phos X in my filiter
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Old 04-22-2005, 01:48 AM   #2
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You could try using aquarium silicone to fix it. Go to your local WalMart fish department and get a tube there. I think it cost about $7.00 Good Luck.
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I had a remora do the same thing. Not sure if it came that way or if I broke it while messing with it.
Anyway, I did what IfoundNemo suggested, just used aquarium silicone. The first time I applied it I put it on rather thin and maybe didn't wait long enough (2 days I think). It started to leak again. I took it back off, completely removed the silicone I added, waited a day or 2 for everything to dry out, then reapplied it but made it quite a bit thicker than the first time, waited probably 5 or 6 days and put it back in service. Knock on wook, no leaks yet.
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You could also try using a product called "Marine Goop". It is used for various aquatic sealing purposes. HTH

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Old 04-22-2005, 10:58 AM   #5
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Ok, I happen to have some aquarium silicone on hand. I will give that a try. Thanks
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