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Sealing cracked "spash guard"

Hello,

I am in the process of readying my 12G JBJ nano for plants and eventually fish.

The plastic "spash guard" directly under the light, and just above the water is cracked and does not keep moisture from entering the fixture. Is there any way to seal this without blocking too much light, and will any type of "sealant" last a significant amount of time given that it will be blasted with constant light and heat (2x24 CF).

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If anyone has any ideas please let me know. I was thinking just some clear silicone might do the trick but thought I would run it by everyone else.

Thanks!

Kyle
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I can't quite figure out where the crack is...

First of all, is there current stresses causing the crack, or did it just smack against something while in transport? If there are still stresses on it, then sealing it won't really matter.

I imagine some silicone might work okay if it's cleaned up, but it would be pretty ugly. If there is a plastic supplier near you, maybe try one of the acrylic welding compounds, if you run that through the crack, you might be able to get it to self-seal.
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Sorry, should have specified, that is just a picture for reference, the crack on mine runs along the middle of the plastic all the way through...It doesn't seem to be accumulating much moisture inside but I just want to prevent a problem down the road...

Anyways have bigger problems at the moment as I believe there may be a small slow leak coming from the bottom of the tank somewhere, currently trying to determine if it is a leak for sure and not just water that dripped down while working on and slipped underneath...At least the tank is not established am grateful for that...

Will probably let the crack be for now until I get the rest of this figured out.... Meh

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Good ol' super glue or epoxy won't work?


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