Sealing a Tank
So, I am setting up a 20g. It is a well used tank so i cut out some questionable portions of the original sealant. I re-sealed the cut out areas with a tube of all-glass silicon. This was my first time sealing anything, and I finally figured out what I was doing by the time I sealed the 4th section.
Well I jumped the gun and filled the tank with water at 43 of the prescribed 48 hours of minimum curing time. I was antsy and the 5 hours didn't seem like a big deal, so I filled the tank with water and it and I'm pretty certain it is water tight (I hope). I'm going to let the water sit over night before I drain it.
Now I'm questioning my actions and I want to know if anyone thinks those 5 hours were critical or could future problems arise. I know it's a really dumb question but i just need to hear some opinions.