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Old 10-29-2015, 10:28 PM   #1
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"Leaking" water from top trim

Hello, my 55 gallon is leaking from the top trim. It evaporates and clings under the trim to cause a salt creep trail running down the back of the tank. Is it possible to fix this while the fish are still in the tank? Was gonna use some hot glue or some GE 1 silicone on it while the fish are still in the tank. Any other solutions would be appreciated. Thanks!


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Old 11-12-2015, 11:41 AM   #2
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Yes, you can lower the level to seal with silicone. The only problem you may have is access. However, you can lower it down enough to allow you to work, and then top up to just below the silicone so it can cure for a couple of days. Make sure it is really clean before applying the silicone, and you don't need a very big bead.
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if you look at the plastic lip on the inside of your tank water should be kept around 3/4 to 1 inch below that lip , the plastic frame around the top of the tank is not sealed tight as they sometimes need to be replaced , if tank is over full water will creep out around the lip and glass ,
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