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Waterproofing product that won't harm inverts / plants.

Hello I posted this in my tank journal but haven't gotten any answers and am getting ancy

I have a paludarium with a water feature. The inflow first goes into a basin up near the top then trickles down. This basin is made out of pond foam and It must have had some voids or perhaps I made them when I carved it out. The problem I am running into is when the water is pumped into the basin some of the water is draining behind the background. I had anticipated this but not at the levels where it would create a problem. Even with the slightest of trickles coming out of the water feature the outflow still cannot keep up.

I am figuring that the easiest fix is to seal the basin. The problem is that with the shrimp and plants already in there I don't know if I should use silicon or a product like flex seal with it having to cure and with living things involved. I am wondering if a product like the aquatic epoxy sticks would work for this and they claim you can use it wet or dry and it is safe for animals. I also considered using pond liner repair tape that I have lying around. I am also thinking that I could perhaps use superglue gel if I can find the exact location where leaks are occurring.

Anyone with experience on a similar product or any insight on sealing the basin would be greatly appreciated.

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