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Old 02-14-2014, 01:05 AM   #1
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HELP new 75 gallon aquarium

I just bought a new 75 gallon aquarium and the top rim is kinda loose on one side is that bad? It's not cracked or damaged just a little loose but I heard it keeps the tank from bowing.. It's the peice my hands on I don't want to drive 2 hours to exchange it thanks for the helpClick image for larger version

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Old 02-14-2014, 01:08 AM   #2
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I just bought a new 75 gallon aquarium and the top rim is kinda loose on one side is that bad? It's not cracked or damaged just a little loose but I heard it keeps the tank from bowing.. It's the peice my hands on I don't want to drive 2 hours to exchange it thanks for the help
It is safe but if your worried, goto lowes/ home depot and pick up GE 1 silicone and lift the trim a bit and sweeze some in. It will fix the looseness
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Thanks jwh0818 I can sleep easy tonight
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No problem. If you need anymore help let us know!
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It is safe but if your worried, goto lowes/ home depot and pick up GE 1 silicone and lift the trim a bit and sweeze some in. It will fix the looseness
Just make sure that it is aquarium safe. Not all GE 1 is safe for aquariums (I think they recently changed the formula, as I found out the hard way after buying a tube, but before I used it). It will say so on the tube.
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Just make sure that it is aquarium safe. Not all GE 1 is safe for aquariums (I think they recently changed the formula, as I found out the hard way after buying a tube, but before I used it). It will say so on the tube.
Whaaaat!? Why would they torture us like that. I did not know that
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Tell me about it. I picked up a tube of it without even checking, it was the plain old GE 1 silicone (not for windows or showers or exterior or paintable), and when I got it home, in super tiny print on the back that I needed a scanning electron microscope to read: "Not for use in aquariums".
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I think I seen some at petco before it was in a small tube
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Also, the message might not be a warning w.r.t. the toxicity of the sealant, but it could just be that GE (or Momentive, who is the manufacturer) is just doing CYA w.r.t. the strength of the seal...they might not want folks to use a tube to seal up some gonzo sized tank only to have the seams give way.
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Tell me about it. I picked up a tube of it without even checking, it was the plain old GE 1 silicone (not for windows or showers or exterior or paintable), and when I got it home, in super tiny print on the back that I needed a scanning electron microscope to read: "Not for use in aquariums".
They always said that. It's the one for Windows and doors you need
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