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RE: Mineral deposits on glass?
> Dave Kotschi <dkotschi at mindspring_com> wrote:
> > I've got a 55 gallon tank with a broken (missing) center brace. I made
> > relacement out of three plys of 1/4" glass and used silicone cement to
> > it in place. The "footprint" on the front and back tank panels was
> > 2.5"x3/4". When I filled the tank; the bond didn't hold. Should it
> > have? Was the bonding area large enough or could the glass not have
> > cleaned sufficiently? What can I use to insure removal of the mineral
> > deposits along the water line? Would a strong acid solution (ie:
> > acid) work?
Same problem, I tried heavy duty epoxy. Never worked. You
must have that brace, though, or you'll eventually be sorry.
Silicone is not a good thing for that, though, because it doesn't
resist constant pressure. My epoxy didn't work either, so I can't
fault you for that. ;-))
After many attempts, I finally found a solution with which I was
actually happy: You can get two of those "U"-shaped cable
clamps from the hardware store big enough to invert over the
front and back sides of the tank ($2 each). Then, run a small
chain ($1) between the two. Super strong, great support, takes
up no extra space, no cutting/glueing/curing, and even looks nice.
charleyb at cytomation_com