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Re: [APD] Aquatic-Plants Digest, Vol 32, Issue 6

> Date: Wed, 5 Apr 2006 20:00:46 -0700 (PDT)
> From: Beverly <heavensabvus1 at yahoo_com>
> Subject: Re: [APD] Aquarium seals and algae
> To: aquatic-plants at actwin_com
> When I went to order my 65 gallon All-Glass tank, I swore that
> I would get the black sealant type, but they didn't have it in
> a 65, so I got the tank with the clear sealant.
>   Now, 2 years later, the sealant in each of the corners has
> algae on it.  Each week when cleaning I use the abrasive pad
> to lightly go over the corners or use a little bristle brush I
> have but it still grows and I'm afraid to use anything more
> aggressive.  I'm afraid because I have begun to notice rough
> edges on parts of the sealant in the front and little 1-2 mm
> holes here and there.  The tank seems sound and is only 2
> years old but I am getting concerned.
>   Could these little holes be from lightly using the abrasive
> sponge or could it be from something else?  How does everyone
> else handle the corners?  I've been thinking about taking
> black electrical tape and putting it on the outside corner
> seams to just cover up the algae so that I don't have to touch
> the corners again.  The algae that is there now seems as if it
> won't come off.  Should I be worrying about the soundness of
> the tank?
>   Beverly

I have tanks over 10-20 years old that I've scrubbed to the nub.
No issues near as I can tell.

Tom Barr


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