Joined: Jan 13, 2011 Posts: 36 Location: Borivali, Mumbai
Posted: Sat Apr 09, 2011 4:33 pm Post subject: tank leaking, can i use m-seal to fix it?
i have a spare 10 gallon tank which i haven't used for a while. a few days a ago i thought of setting it up as low tech planted tank. but when i poured water into it, it started leaking from one corner. last time i checked it was fine but now suddenly i dont know what happened.
just want to know if i can apply m-seal to seal the leak. will it cause any problems?
Joined: Jun 29, 2003 Posts: 7087 Location: Bengaluru, India
Posted: Sat Apr 09, 2011 6:11 pm Post subject: Re: tank leaking, can i use m-seal to fix it?
Don't use m Seal. The coefficient of expansion is hugely different to that of glass and you might end up with a cracked pane very soon.
As a temporary measure, lower the water level and apply silicone at the point of the leak, from the exterior. You can also paste a thin strip
of acrylic or glass to overlap the seam that is leaking. Refill the tank after 24 hrs to normal.
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