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That is the question! Ba dum tssshh... I just got a used 75 gallon tank and have determined that there are no leaks! However, the silicone has bubbles in it and it a bit worn away. The first picture is the bottom rim of the tank the second picture is the side corner. The big problem is that my fish are currently in an un-cycled and overstocked tank (I've been doing daily water changes to keep up with the poo). The new tank is going to be cycled. Should I go ahead and cycle the tank or should I reseal it? If I go ahead and cycle will the tank be okay with the current seal? If so, how long? Or, it is bad enough that I am going to have to reseal? If I need to reseal, right now I have GE Silicone 1 for windows and doors. It is 100% silicone with no additives (including fungicide). I've been researching and some people say that this isn't strong enough for aquariums because it is not an adhesive silicone. They suggest that I used Momentive RTV108 silicone because it is industry-grade and is adhesive. What should I use? Has anyone had luck with GE Silicone 1 on a larger tank (75 gallons and up) ?
Hi everyone - Just looked over at my tank to see a few drops of water leaking down the back side of it....I think...GREAT so I go and take a look and it turns out there's a crack in the plastic of one of my aquaclear 110s. It's leaking, albeit very slowly. I just bought these filters in July from Fosters and Smith....I still have one running on my 75 gallon tank. Will this be OK until I can resolve the problem and get another filter going (I'm going to call them and explain my issue)? What do I do with all my media while I wait? Is there something I can use to seal it in the meantime? I will be running with only one filter until at least 5pm tomorrow even if I try and seal it. Thanks for any help! I have, at the moment, a whisper air pump and stone & ONE aquaclear 110 running (usually have 2). My tank is slightly planted.
Have been having this problem for several months now. Thought sealing rubber on edges has gaps that caused water infiltrating inside bulb's compartment. Bought aquarium-safe silicone, closed gaps and still have same problem. Was thinking water comes through bulb's socket: I wanted to use white enamel paintspray on this rusty connector, but had to ask if doing so represents risk for the health of goldfish.