Window Putty

Discussion in 'General Discussions and Advice' started by Shaun, 6 Jan 2008.

  1. Shaun

    Shaun Retired Moderator

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    I removed a glass pane the other day, and was looking in my sump and found that some of the putty has fallen in:blushing:. I know the suff contains paraffin. Should I be worried?
     
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    Mekaeel Moderator MASA Contributor

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    if it contains paraffin i would do a partial water change,and run carbon to absorb the toxins
     
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    Old dry putty ?
     
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    Shaun Thread Starter Retired Moderator

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    Was old putty (over 7 years), but it has gone soft in the water. I added the other tank the same day so it has 150l new water, busy making more RO water. By chance I installed the carbon again yesterday.
     
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    how long was it in for? if you haven't had any reactions in the yet, sure it will be ok, maybe do a water change and skim more.
     
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    Thalion I'm sure you will be fine. Run a bit of carbon for a few days in case but I doubt there's anything to be concerned about.
     
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    I'm sure everything will be fine. No solvents left in old putty
     
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    i lost everything in my tanks a few years back and i did not understand why everything died like that when i took the tank appart to redo it i found the kids thought it was fun to throw knifes and forks coins toys and other things even a bottle of blow bubbles well i ahve since then added a lock on the doors of my tank i think carbon and some more skimming wil solve your problem to and maybe a 25% water change
     
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    Shaun Thread Starter Retired Moderator

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    Thx guy, I think I have done everything that I can do, only time will tell.
     
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