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Re: Tank repair

A very minor point... I believe you mean silicon.  Unless I've go it
confused (which is far from impossible. :), silicone is the stuff computer
chips and such are made of.  Silicon is the stuff that glue is made of.
It provides a VERY strong bond.  Silicon is often used to hold patchings
on to boats and so forth.  This is basically the same stuff as nay other
ilicon gle, excep tht at its liikely to contain toxic mold inhibitors.

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On Thu, 30 Jul 1998, Kudzu wrote:

> >>The frame is not designed to hold the tank together<<
> Then what is holding the tank together???? Silicone? NO WAY! Silicone
> is to stretchy to hold a 24 inch tall tank together! To much pressure
> on the glass.
> If the frame doesn't have structural strength then why wont the
> silicone alone hold the tank together? Why do manufacturers like
> Oceanic brag about a one piece molded frame for strength? Why do they
> even bother putting them on there?
> Most of all why does this one keep coming apart when I glue the frame
> AND silicone the glass? If silicone was enough then it shouldn't keep
> spreading apart.
> Sorry guys, my engineering background does not buy this at all!!
> Silicone is way to flexible for glue a high pressure seam like that.
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