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Old 06-28-2008, 03:11 PM   #1
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Exclamation Problems with silicone.

Well, I have started my first try on planted aquariums. It's with a 5 gallon aquarium and everything is going pretty good. I have an intank-filter (hang on the side). It looks kind of bulky and lame and such. It's for a 10 gallon tank also, it just looks bad. So I thought I would make my own mini canister filter. Everything seems to be doing good, except the silicone won't stay stuck. I wiped down every so there would be no water or dirt or anything. I let it sit for like almost a week. And it just comes on done. I am using Silicone II Window&Door. 100% Silicone Sealant. When I learned how to do the mini canister filter, it said to use this.



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Silicone isn't a 'glue'. What material are you trying to bond? If acrylic, get some Weld-On.
FWIW, I used GE Silicone I on my sump baffles.
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I put the tubing into a hole on the plastic container, then silicone around that. I put another tubing around the hole on my submerisable pump, where the water shoots out, and try to silicone around that.
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