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Silicone bubble - problem?

Hi all,

So I just noticed this bubble in the silicone sealant along the edge of the front of my tank, and while I'm hoping it's not a big issue and it's been there a few days (maybe even more, I could have just not noticed), I still figured I should ask: Do you guys think it's a big problem? Do I need to break down my tank and re-seal? Is there some easier solution?

Thoughts on this would be much appreciated, since I really don't want to come home and see 30G of water on the floor and a ton of dead fish and plants

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Honestly, I've had worse off silicone joints than that and none have ever come loose. I don't know what risk I'm actually taking but I ignore it fully at this point.

It's certainly not going to effect the bond strength of the joint, but I suppose if it grows the right way it could allow a leak to start. You'd catch that before the pane ever blew out. I've never heard of that happening to anything but DIY tanks.
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Honestly, I've had worse off silicone joints than that and none have ever come loose. I don't know what risk I'm actually taking but I ignore it fully at this point.

It's certainly not going to effect the bond strength of the joint, but I suppose if it grows the right way it could allow a leak to start. You would catch thet before the pane ever blew out. I've never heard of that happening to anything but DIY tanks.
Have to agree here.
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Honestly, I've had worse off silicone joints than that and none have ever come loose. I don't know what risk I'm actually taking but I ignore it fully at this point.

It's certainly not going to effect the bond strength of the joint, but I suppose if it grows the right way it could allow a leak to start. You'd catch that before the pane ever blew out. I've never heard of that happening to anything but DIY tanks.
Phew! Thanks...that's definitely a load off. I have so much going on right now I was totally dreading stripping down the tank. Yay!
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