Urgent help needed Leaking!!!

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  1. ZaxXx

    ZaxXx

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    This is kinda major!!!
    My tank connectors are leaking and the tank is alredy filled, the only way to get my hand back there is to empty the entire tank out!

    i can just manage to get the silicone gun to the spot tho. . .

    Is it enough to just dry the are properly then plaster as much silicone around it as possible or what can i do???!
     
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    Where is the tank connector? In the overflow? If in the overflow then you can drain the overflow. You will have to dry it before applying the silicone.
     
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    ZaxXx Thread Starter

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    yup in the over flow. . . does it have to be TOTALY dry before i put silicone? and must i remove the old silicone??
     
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    Unfortunately if you dont want to do it soon again then YES and YES ... Also trick with silicone is not to have it plastered (it also lengthens the drying process) but to push into every nook and cranny liberally....
     
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    clean thoroughly dry and redo, allow 12 hours at least to dry 24 if possible..
     
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    ZaxXx Thread Starter

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    GOSH im gonna have to drain the tank out for this that means.... must i remove all the old silicone?
     
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    Yes. The cleaner the surface the better the silicone will hold. While you have the tank drained maybe see if you cant fit another o-ring or something as an extra layer of protection.
     
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    Ask you pet store or ask Lanzo from Dorry pets to get you a bulk head from Aquarium depot they have a rubber seal on the nut and on the head no silicone needed
     
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    I would try prately putty aswell - it seals quiet well under water. Put some on and let it lessen the drip and when that is dry paste more on to completly seal it.
     
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    Thanks a million guys. really appreciat the speedy assistance... lets hope i do it rite this time
     
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