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CinBos 04-11-2012 11:00 AM

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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CinBos 04-11-2012 12:35 PM

Anyone? In the middle of a leak test!
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CatSoup 04-11-2012 02:02 PM

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.

CinBos 04-11-2012 02:58 PM

Thank you, appreciate it ive got the canister going while im doing the leak test
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AbbeysDad 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 ;-)

CinBos 04-12-2012 04:46 PM

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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CatSoup 04-12-2012 05:37 PM

All of the cracks I've ended up with were smooth.

CinBos 04-12-2012 06:14 PM

Thats what im thinking
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rmlynn 04-12-2012 06:28 PM

It's definitely silicone, scrape it off with a razor blade if you aren't sure.


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