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Old 04-26-2012, 12:11 AM   #31
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But that kind of defeats the purpose of having a check valve I think. And it might look weird.
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Old 04-26-2012, 12:52 AM   #32
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Ok, I'm planning on installing it tonight but I don't know if the caulk is ok to use, I have tank sealant ( for cracks) could that work?
It should work I'm planning on using an aquarium sealant for mines
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Old 04-26-2012, 02:58 AM   #33
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yeah i bought some sealant myself, even squeezing a tube through a much smaller hole in the lid, i could still hear leakage when i squeezed the bottle - i'm guessing that's why i could never see the bubbles coming out into the tank. i thought that sealant was just over kill but i actually do need it.
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Ok, so I will keep it below. Still not sure if the sealant is ok , I know I need it but idk if it's ok.
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Old 04-28-2012, 11:50 PM   #35
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Ok I got an empty 2 liter
But does it really matter if it's aquarium safe silicone or not? I have normal silicone I dont wanna go and spend a lot on the aquarium safe if I dont need to
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Old 04-29-2012, 02:49 AM   #36
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As long as the silicone is going into the tank then its fine
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Old 04-29-2012, 03:22 AM   #37
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As long as the silicone is going into the tank then its fine
I'm pretty sure you meant isn't and okay thanks I'm finally ready to start tomorrow
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Old 04-29-2012, 04:50 AM   #38
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Yeh sorry about the typo!
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sadly the DIY route is getting too much for me.

I bought a sealant, which i then opened up and it told me it was all sorts of poisonous (even to breathe, and that in california, it's ingredients were known to cause heart failure and cancer). so yeah...rather than go back and go on and on and on, i'm a DIY drop out.

if it's not one thing, it's the other, and sadly i don't have time to keep fixing something, to then have a subpar set up. it comes down to not enough time, and then wanting to spend that time i DO get on it, productively, rather than chasing up 15 new things to get every time something goes wrong.

i'm looking into the fluval or potentially paintball style.

good luck with your attempts!
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sadly the DIY route is getting too much for me.

I bought a sealant, which i then opened up and it told me it was all sorts of poisonous (even to breathe, and that in california, it's ingredients were known to cause heart failure and cancer). so yeah...rather than go back and go on and on and on, i'm a DIY drop out.

if it's not one thing, it's the other, and sadly i don't have time to keep fixing something, to then have a subpar set up. it comes down to not enough time, and then wanting to spend that time i DO get on it, productively, rather than chasing up 15 new things to get every time something goes wrong.

i'm looking into the fluval or potentially paintball style.

good luck with your attempts!
What was the name of the sealant? To make sure I dont have the same one
And to get a better idea of it try the easy 2 liter bottle one
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