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Wrong silicon used...what can i do

Hello...

Just finished my setup...started everything, watched it 1.5 days and now...water pressure pushes my silicon glued seperator walls in sump filter away and off the glue/silicon.
So all walls, that were not above ground for sub flowing are mispalced and not holding anymore...
Is there smething like under water silcon orglue, that is fish save, so that i can reattach them without redoing it again!?

Hope someone has an idea...THX!!!!

Jan the desperate fish keeper

2x 55 Gallon Tanks
1x 45 Gallon tank sump filter
Both tanks on 70 degree F/ 21 degree C
Stocked both with each 35 Blue Nile Tilapia
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Re: Wrong silicon used...what can i do

GE Silicone I is the easiest to find that is fish safe (NOT II, as II has anti-bacterial stuff in it), but Marineland and Aqueon also make 100% silicone (supposedly lasts better, but is $13-$15 a tube vs the less expensive GE). I have not used the Marineland or Aqueon, as I'm rather frugal...
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Re: Wrong silicon used...what can i do

I used the GE stuff and it looked pretty sturdy, but just 1.5 days later all my walls that had to hold some water pressure gave in...
Can Epoxy be used or is that fish problematic?!

Thx for your help

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Re: Wrong silicon used...what can i do

I would ask Alasse about it, or put this in the DIY section of freshwaterautolinker.com autolinking image. Her latest post there I asked about epoxy, and this is what she said:

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There is no foam, it is made of pretty much all render, the corners have some plastic tubing for the intake and heater, the output will come out just above the main 3D area (this setup requires a canister filter)
The epoxy is mainly used for fibreglass and is safe once cured
I did not get the brand, etc., from her that she used, but there are fish safe epoxies. Sorry I couldn't be more help...
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