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Re: [APD] Aquarium seals and algae
Isn't it just the sealant that is between the two pieces of glass that
does the job of holding them together and sealing? I think the squeeze
out of silicone is superfluous. Unless they did a really bad job of
cleaning the glass before assembling the tank the worst that might
happen is a seeping leak. But, I could be wrong.
On Wednesday, April 5, 2006, at 08:00 PM, Beverly wrote:
> 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?
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