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Old 07-31-2004, 07:35 PM   #1
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I am about to put silicone in to glue one of the corners. i have water in my tank. if the silicone touches the water will it get messed up
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Old 07-31-2004, 07:50 PM   #2
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I can't help you with it, I'm sorry 8O , but I just wanted to say that your post got my attention because of the extreme urgency you implied by not tacking an exclamation point onto the end of the sentence. How ironic. :| I hope everything's working out with the glue!
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Old 07-31-2004, 10:16 PM   #3
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I would empty the tank and do this procedure dry.
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Old 07-31-2004, 10:21 PM   #4
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but can i do it wet
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I don't know what uncured silicone will do to the aquarium water, but the curing process involves outgassing of solvents, which won't be able to take place underwater, AFAIK. I would be reluctant to subject the fish to the solvents, and don't think it will cure at all underwater.
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Okay - I'm wrong. There are not solvents that need to outgas but it needs oxygen to cure, which won't happen under water.

There is a two-part silicone sealant that can cure underwater but I believe that would be toxic.
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IMO it would be best to empty the tank as to not put your fish in danger and to let the silicone dry properly.
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IMO it would be best to empty the tank as to not put your fish in danger and to let the silicone dry properly.
Agreed. Do you have a QT or hospital tank you can put them in temporarily?
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silicone is wat is used to keep the corners together, right?????
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Correct.

Silicone is the sealent used to hold the tank together.
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