1. Do you have an old account but can't access it?


    See Accessing your GIRS Account or Contact Us - We are here to help!

Glue silicone question

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by Jlossner, Jul 4, 2018.

  1. Jlossner GIRS Member

    23
    Des Moines
    Ratings:
    +1 / 0 / -0
    One of my dividers in my sump (between my fuge and return section) came loose on one side and I’m wondering if there is a glue or silicone that I could apply underwater. Worst case I can remove everything from the sump but am curious if there is a SAFE way to reattach the divider without going dry.
     
  2. xroads Veteran Reefkeeper Board of Directors Leadership Team GIRS Member

    La Porte City, IA
    Ratings:
    +986 / 6 / -0
    I dont think so.

    There is also the bacterial film that you really will need to get clean so the silicone will stick.
     
  3. abower Well-Known ReefKeeper

    465
    Ryan, Ia
    Ratings:
    +74 / 1 / -0
    The solvent in silicone will fry your tank. Pretty caustic stuff and as fast as silicone sets up the solvent leaches out for a while. 2 week cure time typical but varies based on glass thickness and how thick of bead you leave. Prep glass with razor blade and acetone. Keep fingers away from seams, grease interferes with bond.
     
  4. AdamLawrence Well-Known ReefKeeper

    454
    Marion, IA
    Ratings:
    +144 / 0 / -0
    Rtv 108 is good stuff!

    Sent from my SM-G955U via App
     
    • Like Like x 1
    • Agree Agree x 1
    • List

Share This Page

  1. This site uses cookies to help personalise content, tailor your experience and to keep you logged in if you register.
    By continuing to use this site, you are consenting to our use of cookies.