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post #1 of 9 Old 04-11-2012, 11:00 AM Thread Starter
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Bubbles around seals

Just bought a brand new 125gal aquarium fom petsmart. Noticeing some bubbles around the seals and some in the seals as well. Is this normal? Seals look good, but just not sure, its brand new!
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post #2 of 9 Old 04-11-2012, 12:35 PM Thread Starter
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Anyone? In the middle of a leak test!
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post #3 of 9 Old 04-11-2012, 02:02 PM
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I have had that on all of my tanks. The seal is still good. :) The bubbles go away after the water has settled for awhile, unless of course your filter or airstones are constantly making bubbles. But your seal is fine, either way.
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Thank you, appreciate it ive got the canister going while im doing the leak test
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post #5 of 9 Old 04-11-2012, 03:00 PM
It's probably just normal off gassing from a freshly filled tank. In a leak test, look for water not air

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Got another question, when me and a friend got home with the tank, i noticed 2 lines on the bottom of the tank. I saw a string of silicone which looks like where the lines came from, you can fill it to the touch. Is this a crack or just silicone, i did the leak test for 2 days, and it didnt leak, im thinking its just silicone, since i could fill it. Are cracks more smooth?
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All of the cracks I've ended up with were smooth.
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post #8 of 9 Old 04-12-2012, 06:14 PM Thread Starter
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Thats what im thinking
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post #9 of 9 Old 04-12-2012, 06:28 PM
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It's definitely silicone, scrape it off with a razor blade if you aren't sure.
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