Temp Probe problem

Discussion in 'Test Kits, Controllers, Reactors and Dosers' started by Warr7207, 15 Nov 2008.

  1. Warr7207

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    I have noticed that my temp probe is leaking voltage into my tank.

    It is a DIY probe, basically housed in an empty bic pen.

    Any ideas what will effectively seal it ?
     
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    marine silicone?
     
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    Been trying this and can't seem to get an effective seal. Let me try again
     
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    Epoxy
     
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    Epoxy - try Pratley's quick set epoxy, or some fibreglass resin to encase it in the Bic pen tube.

    Hennie
     
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    Some feedback, tried the silicone, but some how water still getting in.

    I tried prattley's putty, the one we use with coral mounting. Seems to have done the trick

    Thanks for the advice :thumbup:
     
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    Hi Guy's.
    Good to Know.
    One is often pointed to the Condum as a good means of sealing.
    The one concern, Contaminents from the rubber/lube's, etc.
    Any comments.
    Thanks.
     
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    I assume you mean condom? If so I would be very wary of whatever it is they put on them to lube them etc. Unless you know 100% exactly what it is they use then it's just not worth the risk, you could be adding contaminants to your tank and run the risk of killing livestock, rather use the tried and tested good old marine silicone or pratleys putty, works wonders and is 100% reefsafe.
     
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    Hi Viper.
    Thanks for the response.
    Yes, was refering to a condom.
    Advise noted.
    Thanks
     
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