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    silicone

    Is there a silicone that can be applied underwater
    TOMJ

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    nope silicone has to be applied to a dry surface. What is it for?
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    I was trying to add another di bubbling chamber to my sump with out draining it
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    AFAIK the only "short cut" is to buy a new sump, set up the baffles the way you want, and after the silicon cures (24 hrs) switch out sumps.

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    You might be able to use the marine epoxy. But, I don't know what you are attaching to what.
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    Consider the possibility of using the grooved plastic that is used for slider channel in some windows and other purposes. It has a bit of resiliency and will bind in place sufficiently with a bit of the epoxy putty to allow you to use a piece of glass slightly less than the width of the sump and then slide the piece into place. I've used this approach in the past to compartimentalize FW breeding tanks in a more random fashion when I didn't want to silicone in a more permanent piece in advance. Might not work in a sump because of the increased flow pressures normal in a sump but something to consider.

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    Smile solution

    Build the di-bubble chamber as a one piece mudule that can be screwed or bolted to the old chamber using plastic hadeware. Thanks for your help guys..TOM
    TOMJ

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