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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old 01-13-2015, 02:41 PM Thread Starter
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Leak test on a cold weather

hi everyone! just resealed the 150G (for $120 :-)) tank that i bought a couple of weeks ago, Planning on doing a leak test in my garage, is it okay to do a leak test on a cold weather? the temp is gonna be around 50-60f this week. I used RTV 100 black silicone.

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post #2 of 6 (permalink) Old 01-13-2015, 03:04 PM
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LOL, that's not cold!! I would think that's fine, most tanks I ever filled the water temp is about that anyways. The tank will become the temp of the water.
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Will probably work better because the water would be more dense and be a better stress test. But yeah, I thought you meant like cold as in below 0 hehe
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I would add a wood support all around under the rim of the tank, but that temp is not a problem at all.
Nice job on the resealing!
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So long as you're above freezing (273.15 K) you're golden.

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Diana makes a good point.
When dealing with a tank you want to be sure that all four corners are even and level is good. But on a garage floor that is often not true so putting a good sturdy support underneath can save a lot of stress on the tank. Concrete floors are rarely totally smooth and level.
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