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post #1 of 10 (permalink) Old 07-23-2006, 06:34 AM Thread Starter
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okay i just bought a Used 20 gallon LOng the problem is there is a small amount of leak at the end right corner, i notice it buy using newspaper under the the tank, now what should i do to fix it any suggestion?

Oh forgot to tell you that the original silicone of the tank is color black,

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go to your local hardware store and just buy some silicone caulking. should fix it in a jiff.
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yeah i know but what is the procedure, should i removed the old silicon or i can just seal it with the old silicone

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Take a razor blade and remove as much of the old as you can. Then clean the glass with rubbing alchohol.

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disassembling your tank if it's already set up suuuuucks!


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Make sure you use aquarium silicone or 100% silicone.

You can buy it at most fish stores its called All-Glass brand looks like this:
http://www.all-glass.com/products/other/silicone.shtml

Check this out!
http://aquamaniacs.net/forum/cms_vie...le.php?aid=107

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GE Silicon 1, window and door.

But that, make sure not to get the bathroom kind because it contains anti-fungal chemicals which can harm your fish.

You can buy it at Home Depot for several dollars.
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the place i work will sell me a tank with a leaking problem at a discount price. granted i have to go to the warehouse down the road to pick it up, but at $1/gallon it's a steal!!! throw in <$6-$7 for silicone and you can't beat it!!!!!!


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i just bought this GE 100% Silicone Sealant 2 with Bio Seal WIndow and Doors, is this the right one? bought it at walmart, i just wondering cause it has a Bio seal for Mold and Mildew Protection, i also see the GE 100% Silicone 1 Rubber Sealant Window and Doors, so whats the best i can still return this GE 2 tommorow, i just like this GE 2 cause it has a performance Scale of 10 for glass and the GE 1 has only 7

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get silicone 1.... it works better despite what it says on the bottle... and you don't want that anti mold mildew stuff
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