Date: Thu, 26 May 2011 12:51:02

Author: Pati Sievert

Subject: Re: Fish Tank

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Anthony,
Try the pine-sol and you won't want to use milk anymore. You need to clean
milk out of the container, pine-sol is "self cleaning;" it even takes care
of water spotting on the glass. I also prefer the look; it doesn't make the
water as cloudy.
Pati

On Thu, May 26, 2011 at 12:27 PM, Sam Sampere wrote:

> 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
> >
>
>
>


--
Pati Sievert
STEM Outreach Coordinator
Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math
Northern Illinois University
DeKalb, IL 60115
815-753-1201

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Anthony,Try the pine-sol and you won't want to use milk anymore. =
=A0You need to clean milk out of the container, pine-sol is "self clea=
ning;" it even =A0takes care of water spotting on the glass. =A0I also=
prefer the look; it doesn't make the water as cloudy.
PatiOn Thu, May 26, 2011 at 12:27 P=
M, Sam Sampere samper@syr.edu> wrote:
If you're just patching over a crack, I really wouldn't expect it t=
o last long anyway. I'd be happy with a year. You probably want to pres=
s a thin piece of acrylic over the silicone so each side of the crack is me=
chanically held in place. I don't think silicone sticks too good to pol=
ycarbonate. Try that and get =A0back to us in a year.


Sambo

-----Original Message-----
From: tap-l-owner@lists.ncsu.=
edu [mailto:tap-l-owner@l=
ists.ncsu.edu] On Behalf Of Dale E. Stille
Sent: Thursday, May 26, 2011 1:20 P=
M
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. =A0It is OK for about
a year before it starts to loosen because of the Pine-Sol. =A0And, I
already searched McMaster and really only found one that might do the
job but it said nothing about being waterproof. =A0So....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-ow=
ner@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. =A0Anyone =
know
> of a glass epoxy that will stand up to the Pine-Sol that I put in it f=
or
> optics demos??
>
> Thanks,
> Dale
> U of Iowa
>


-- Pati Siever=
tSTEM Outreach CoordinatorScience, Technology, Engineering, & M=
athNorthern Illinois UniversityDeKalb, IL=A0 60115815-753-1201<=
br>



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