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aquarium seal

PostPosted: Thu Feb 27, 2020 12:23 am
by dave64
i noticed one of the seals has some algae in it will seal be ok or should i reseal the tank. its the flap of seal edge

Re: aquarium seal

PostPosted: Thu Feb 27, 2020 7:17 am
by Crazygar
If it hasn't leaked by now, leave it alone.

Where about is the seal in question in the aquarium, Top Middle or Bottom? Is it constantly under water?

Gary

Re: aquarium seal

PostPosted: Thu Feb 27, 2020 2:51 pm
by dave64
always underwater and its the length of the seal

Re: aquarium seal

PostPosted: Thu Feb 27, 2020 8:46 pm
by Crazygar
Guessing it hasn't leaked yet.

If it's a super old tank, eventually it may happen. You can setup a "temp tank" to house your fish, plants, substrate, drain the main tank, strip off the old sealant, reapply, cure and water test and re-transfer the contents of the temp tank back into the newly repaired one.

It's a big job but it will be a peace of mind once it's complete.

Gary

Re: aquarium seal

PostPosted: Fri Feb 28, 2020 3:54 am
by PVT-Kanaka
I might add, if you strip the old seal off, really, really, really clean the glass before you reseal the tank! Otherwise, you will get to do this again!

- Eric