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Old 03-26-2012, 10:38 PM   #1
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Well, now I know I need to have a backup filter. The silicone seal, holding my pump to the cylinder, failed while I was cleaning.

I cleaned the cylinder and re-sealed the pump the the screw cap. I have a blow dryer (on a cool setting) blowing on the newly sealed filter top. What else can I do? How long can my fry breath without the filter? Will silicone finish curing under water? Will it hurt the fish?
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Old 03-26-2012, 11:18 PM   #2
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Well, I put the "in-water" filter in my tank. The seal cured for less than an hour so I guess I'll be able to tell you soon if acetic acid is harmful to fish.
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Old 03-27-2012, 12:42 PM   #3
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Idk how well the silicone is curing but my fish have survived the last 13 hrs.
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if you are using silicone to glue plastics you are sure to be disappointed. it doesn't work very well for that.
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if you are using silicone to glue plastics you are sure to be disappointed. it doesn't work very well for that.
Nope. It's being used as a sealant. It's nice to know it can be re-sealed so quickly too...much nicer than permanently fixing my pump to such a cheap cylinder.
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