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post #1 of 5 Old 03-09-2009, 01:23 PM Thread Starter
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Unhappy Silcone for leaks...?

Can you use aquarium silicone to fix a leak? I just noticed my 5 gallon has a very slow leak...it is brand new too...If I can't fix it PetStmart I hope will take it back...
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post #2 of 5 Old 03-09-2009, 01:56 PM
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Yes you can. You can also use any 100% silicone product if you want to save money. Remove the loose silicone. Make sure the area is dry. Use a hair drier if necessary. Make sure the glass is clean and free of algae. Let silicone dry for at least 48 hours before refilling the tank.
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post #3 of 5 Old 03-09-2009, 02:06 PM Thread Starter
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I forgot to add it is acrylic!!
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post #4 of 5 Old 03-10-2009, 07:09 AM
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Give Petsmart a call. If they'll take it back just take it back. You can fix a tank but if you just got it you're better off with one that didn't start with a leak.

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post #5 of 5 Old 03-16-2009, 07:30 PM
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When you do get it fixed put a 1/4-inch sheet of Styrofoam under the tank to help distribute the weight more evenly. Stress put on the seams and could cause another leak
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