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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old 06-09-2017, 08:13 PM Thread Starter
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What's going on here?

Was futzing around with my tank just now and noticed some what appear to be cracks? Upon closer inspection, I don't think they are cracks, but maybe it's where the adhesive/caulk that holds the top rim to the glass may have separated from the glass?

Honestly, I have no idea, and I don't how serious this is, or even if it's serious at all. Any info or advice y'all might have would be awesome.

(Thought about posting this in the Equipment sub-forum, if it needs to go there I'll delete and re-post)
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post #2 of 6 (permalink) Old 06-09-2017, 08:16 PM
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It does look like a separation between the silicone and the glass. It could be air pockets when the glasses were assembled or water getting through if that section is submerged



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its at the very top of the back side of the tank. It's not submerged and think its on the exterior of the glass, between the glass and the rim.

Just noticed this, but for all I know it could've been there for awhile. I trimmed my tiger lotus back during my futzing; it was completely blocking this view so I don't think that this is necessarily a new development.

Is this something to be concerned about? Or something to keep an eye on?

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any other ideas what might be going on here?
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Is that the silicone that holds the top trim/brace in place? If it is there is absolutely nothing to be concerned over, The silicones main purpose is to hole the trim in place and an imperfection like that will not cause any issues.

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Is that the silicone that holds the top trim/brace in place? If it is there is absolutely nothing to be concerned over, The silicones main purpose is to hole the trim in place and an imperfection like that will not cause any issues.

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I cant be positive, but I think it is. When I looked around at the back on the exterior of tank trim to try and see what was going on, there were a few strands of silicone sticking out from under the trim at that location.

So, maybe this is just an imperfection in the tank that i hadn't noticed until I trimmed the lotus.


Thanks for the answers Krispyplants and Dman!
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