Date: Thu, 26 May 2011 13:27:01

Author: Sam Sampere

Subject: Re: Fish Tank

Post:

If you're just patching over a crack, I really wouldn't expect it to last long anyway. I'd be happy with a year. You probably want to press a thin piece of acrylic over the silicone so each side of the crack is mechanically held in place. I don't think silicone sticks too good to polycarbonate. Try that and get back to us in a year.

Sambo

-----Original Message-----
From: tap-l-owner@lists.ncsu.edu [mailto:tap-l-owner@lists.ncsu.edu] On Behalf Of Dale E. Stille
Sent: Thursday, May 26, 2011 1:20 PM
To: tap-l@lists.ncsu.edu
Subject: Re: [tap-l] Fish Tank

Sammy and Anthony,

Yea, the silicone stuff was what I used last time. It is OK for about
a year before it starts to loosen because of the Pine-Sol. And, I
already searched McMaster and really only found one that might do the
job but it said nothing about being waterproof. So....to the experts.

Later,
Dale

On 5/26/2011 12:12 PM, Sam Sampere wrote:
> With all the money you have, go buy a new one.
>
> Or, have you tried silicone??
>
> Or... a quick search for 'glass epoxy' turns up lots of stuff at mcmaster :)
>
> Sam
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: tap-l-owner@lists.ncsu.edu [mailto:tap-l-owner@lists.ncsu.edu] On Behalf Of Dale E. Stille
> Sent: Thursday, May 26, 2011 1:01 PM
> To: tap-l@lists.ncsu.edu
> Subject: Re: [tap-l] Fish Tank
>
> Tappers,
>
> My 40 gal. fish tank has sprung a leak for the second time. Anyone know
> of a glass epoxy that will stand up to the Pine-Sol that I put in it for
> optics demos??
>
> Thanks,
> Dale
> U of Iowa
>



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