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Old 12-21-2005, 05:08 PM   #1
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The suction cups keep coming off the tank, is there anything that can be done to stop this
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Old 12-21-2005, 05:31 PM   #2
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I had the same problem, the glass was to dirty and they would not stick. Just take a razor blade and run it around the area where the suction cups are going to be. Once the glass is free of algae/bacteria/ect... they should stick no problem HTH
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I took the bracket the suction cups go on and superglued it to a algea cleaning magnet. sticks good, dirty or not.
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I use that clip that hangs over the lip of the tank. No need for suction cups.
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Old 12-21-2005, 06:51 PM   #5
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I've been dealing with the same issue. To summarize:

1. ReefRaff's magnet attachment. - Kinda pricey.

2. AquaReefer's clean-the-glass. - Been doing that, just makes it stick longer, but it's going to come off again.

3. Aznbob's hang-over clip. - May not be possible depending on your hood (as is my situation).

I tried using a drop of silicon sealant on the suction cup but, sadly, it won't cure underwater. I've thought about using the superglue to attach the suction cups to the glass. I'd be interested to know if anyone has done that or if it would be easily removed with a razor.
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Old 12-21-2005, 11:07 PM   #6
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I had the same problem also. The SW will eventually damage the rubber in the suction cup. I now just use the plastic clip as well.
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Old 12-22-2005, 05:38 AM   #7
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I replace the suction cup now and then....there only about $3 for 4 of them
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just take a small pea sized bit of silicon, and apply it to the back of the suction cup...

then press it against the glass where it will stay, and let it cure.

You can remove it with razor blade, but it wont move.

thats they way i had mine attached until I left MaxiJets
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mykpoz, I tried that but it wouldn't stick. Maybe my suction cup just wouldn't stay long enough for the silicon to cure but it would just keep falling off after a short while. I'm willing to try it again though.
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mykpoz, I tried that but it wouldn't stick. Maybe my suction cup just wouldn't stay long enough for the silicon to cure but it would just keep falling off after a short while. I'm willing to try it again though.
in the end, I replaced my MJ's with Rio Seio series... will never use MJ's for anything other then keeping my skimmer compartment mixed up
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