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tank is not danger but I need some quick results so I can get my livestock back in the right tank.

My 40g has no silcone on the inside corners. I scraped them out to reseal it but I need to do it quick because everything is in a cramped smaller tank and I'm worried about the bio load as well as the territorial issues that I already had. Any one know of some 24hr or less cure silicone that i can pick up at a local store? home deopt, lowes, walmart etc?

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Not the thing you wanna rush. A failed seem can be very very expensive IME. For me it was only 5k or so, on a 65g; my buddy lost 120g over night on the floor and not including his livestock was out 30k. Don't rush the seam. Do a water change on the little tank and give it another day. It's just not worth it. You'd be better to bag the fish over night then rush the seam.

 

 

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the tank didnt have any leaks before, but I didnt like how the seal was looking on the inside so i moved it all to a smaller tank. I was thinkinig if I sealed it all up right now and have it back together by tomorrow night i's be ok as I wont be able to touch the tank for about 4 days after tomorrow

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Water on the floor is not some thing you want to rush trust me. Stiil trying to get my house put back together from a failed seam. Is it really worth losing all your live stock to the uncured fumes or if it totally failed???

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+1 for not rushing silicone curing. I would even give it another day or two after the manufactures recommended time. I'm a little paranoid

 

It might hold just fine for a year or two and then come undone (scary). Not something I would hope on anyone.

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I waited 3 days before putting water back to it, Its been doing awesome since then. Unfortunately for me, my gf wants to upgrade to a larger tank so as soon as we source one, this 40g will be up for sale

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Get a couple Rubbermaids for temp use :)

 

Then your fish will get along better and you can take your time on your seals and cure for a little longer.

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I waited 3 days before putting water back to it' date=' Its been doing awesome since then. Unfortunately for me, my gf wants to upgrade to a larger tank so as soon as we source one, this 40g will be up for sale[/quote']

 

 

Fortunately, not unfortunately :) Upgrading is always fun!!

 

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