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Glue silicone question

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

  1. Jlossner

    Des Moines
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    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 Vendor

    La Porte City, IA
    +1,014 / 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

    Ryan, Ia
    +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

    Marion, IA
    +171 / 0 / -0
    Rtv 108 is good stuff!

    Sent from my SM-G955U via App
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