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AmyK 03-09-2009 01:23 PM

Silcone for leaks...?
Can you use aquarium silicone to fix a leak? I just noticed my 5 gallon has a very slow is brand new too...If I can't fix it PetStmart I hope will take it back...

WisFish 03-09-2009 01:56 PM

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.

AmyK 03-09-2009 02:06 PM

I forgot to add it is acrylic!!

Tyyrlym 03-10-2009 07:09 AM

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.

aaronfisher 03-16-2009 07:30 PM

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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