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Old 10-08-2013, 07:51 PM   #1
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Gt a 2 1/2 gal tank for 3$ it has a very slow minimum leak like barely drips out a little could I just put silicone on inside since its only siliconed on outside . It has a slate bottom

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What kind of silicone would I use like by brand names you can get at Home Depot or somewhere
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Old 10-08-2013, 10:09 PM   #2
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go get some GE 1 silicone run a small bead all around the inside just like the newer tanks. or the pet stores sell aquarium silicone . i use the GE 1 from the hardware store all the time. i have a 20 gallon long like that one that im putting a new end piece of glass in .
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Old 10-10-2013, 01:38 PM   #3
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I got something that said aquarium safe on it ... I may use it later to glue an air tube to inside of decor I'm using as a bubbler so tube doesn't always pop out
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Old 10-10-2013, 06:23 PM   #4
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good idea
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Old 10-10-2013, 06:25 PM   #5
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Duct tape! No im kidding these guys are right little aquariam safe silicone works great for many projects.

How bad does the seal in the corner look from the inside?
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Before you do anything, fill the tank with very hot water. This will soften the mastic that holds the glass in place. It may allow it to seal itself. If it doesn't work, than run a bead of silicone along the seams.
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Old 10-10-2013, 08:12 PM   #7
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I just put silicon on the inside cuz it's a slate botom tank and original sealant is on outside
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Old 10-10-2013, 08:13 PM   #8
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Can I use leftover silicon to glue airs tone to indide of decor I want to use as a bubbler it has holes in top of it and I have been using it that way but hose never stays in very long
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Can I use leftover silicon to glue airs tone to indide of decor I want to use as a bubbler it has holes in top of it and I have been using it that way but hose never stays in very long
Yes just make sure the surface is dry and you silicone the tube and not the stone.
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Old 10-10-2013, 09:42 PM   #10
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Why not the stone
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