Posted: Wed Mar 01, 2017 10:34 am Post subject: Silicon releasing white
Hi Guys, I am observing white material from the silicon from my aquarium glass. It is newly made hardly one month old. daily it is releasing that white thing. not sure what it is. any remedy for this or any fix.?
should i reseal it or should i clean it with any chemical.
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Posted: Wed Mar 01, 2017 2:42 pm Post subject: Re: Silicon releasing white
Really cant make out what you are experiencing, is the white stuff hard or soft, is it peeling from edges of the silicon..?
an image would help to get the idea..
One thing is the silicon becomes white once the tank is filled with water, especially the part which is exposed to the water. and excessive silicon will start to peel off as the time goes by..
Joined: Nov 07, 2007 Posts: 1938 Location: Bangalore
Posted: Wed Mar 01, 2017 4:16 pm Post subject: Re: Silicon releasing white
That has nothing to do with the silicone, something is off in your water parameters that is promoting growth of bacteria or fungus colonies. The Silicone provides a perfect place for them to attach and grow. It looks messy, but otherwise harm less. It will go away after a few large water changes
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