fix a leak

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  1. maj

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    howzit peeps,

    i have a leak in a very awkward position in my overflow chamber from the DT.
    its leaking at a drop evry 3 seconds.

    Issue is a cant manage to fit the silicone in the chamber(damn narrow) or even fit the silicone gun and the point of the nozzle to reach the point wher leak is.

    any ideas???even tried using my finger,but cant manage to seal it proply.
     

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  3. durleo

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    Use The standard prately putty - it smooths better and can seal under water. I also used it to seal around the overflow in the same way - you can also use it on the outside.
     
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    which pratley putty?the normal one ,or is it a specific marine putty that seals under water?
     
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    Sealed mine with pratly in the exact same spot.
     
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    It is the standard prately putty - I dont like to use the quickset because it doesnt smooth as nicely. So use the standard one and apply some and let it dry for a day and if the drip hasnt stopped then add another layer of putty. We use prately to glue marine frags aswell so it is quiet safe for marine tanks - your skimmer will take out the residue and the cloudiness will dissapear after a few hours!;)
     
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    greatstuff:thumbup:
    even though it can dry under water,its best if i stop the return pump and dry out the chamber,pratley it,dry for 24hours,then put return pump on again?

    or do while immersed in water?
     
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    I would say immersed in water is fine!
     
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