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Old 07-02-2015, 05:16 PM   #1
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DIY sump

Did my own sump today from a 20 gallon long tank. I noticed after doing the silicone my third baffle from the over under was a little crooked. will this affect any performance on the sump?





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Sorry my first time.. I used a lot of the silicone. lol
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Old 07-02-2015, 06:15 PM   #2
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The glass not being perfect is no big deal and should not effect the performance of the sump.
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Old 07-02-2015, 06:59 PM   #3
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Thanks, whats the best way to clea up the excess silicone?
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Old 07-02-2015, 07:14 PM   #4
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Razor blade where you can reach.
Most use tape to keep clean lines and then just pull it off and leave nice lines.
If the caulk holds is all that really matters.
Nice looking things ,look nice ,but does not relate to performance.
The caulk is just a visual thing after it bonds.
You really don't have to clean it up for performance.
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Old 07-03-2015, 01:02 PM   #5
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I'll do a water test tonight
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Old 07-04-2015, 01:52 AM   #6
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Did a water test today and water seaped through underneath of first baffle and and small leaks on the side of baffle two and three. Went ahead and resealed baffles, hopefully its seal for good. crossing my fingers. lol
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Did another water test and the water held up majority of the way there are some small leaks but not to where water is all over the place. The water held up and the baffles remained in tact. CAnt wait to get this whole thing started
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ruined. gotta start over from scratch.

Haha you're chilled its fine.
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Old 07-09-2015, 05:01 PM   #9
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Lol im just happy i only had to redo it once .
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