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Waterproofing my tank

a1customsa1customs Posts: 4Member
.... I know silicon is a big No-No !!!!.....i just started a tank ... I'm using a tanks on a pallet with a aluminum cage.... I've seen a few of them on here done and I found this tank for free... but back to my question I know I'll have to end up water tighten it a few places like around the dain and things like that... I definitely don't want to use silicone anyplace paint will end up being  ... is there a certain epoxy or something that is the best to use on these tanks..... watertight any holes that I end up having to make in the tank ..... thanks for the help guys

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  • NotSoFastNotSoFast Posts: 3,138Member, Moderator El Moderator
    There are non-silicone caulks...
  • airtimegrafixairtimegrafix Posts: 2,086Member ✭✭✭✭
    I don't know the name of the stuff but they use it in horse water trough's
  • airtimegrafixairtimegrafix Posts: 2,086Member ✭✭✭✭
    but to b honest I used silicone calking in my tank and I haven't had one issue!!! I just let it dry for a few days!! but maybe I'm the lucky one!!
  • schidroschidro Posts: 315Member ✭✭✭
    When I had my tank built they "cut" a rough opening for my elements. Rough is being generous. I patched with a square & used silicone to seal it. But it was definitely cured for a few weeks out of the room & before water ever touched it. If I knew then what I do now I'd have used something else just to eliminate one more variable. Because God knows there aren't enough as it is.
  • airtimegrafixairtimegrafix Posts: 2,086Member ✭✭✭✭
    now I'm sure I'm gona get some flame for this but!!! I don't see any issue with using it! like I said ive dipped so many things and haven't had one issue!
  • K2ConceptsK2Concepts Posts: 12,460Administrator El Jefe
    I use it on my booths and have always used it...as long as you let it cure out? You will be fine...
  • WileECoyoteWileECoyote Posts: 5,666Member, Moderator, Business Ninja El Moderator
    Yep, Cure time is the key. Just don't bring it inside your shop to cure.
  • Fejery4491Fejery4491 Posts: 114Member ✭✭✭
    Lexel works well and won't break done when it's submerged like alot of other sealants do. Just make sure to wear gloves, sticks to everything and it's nasty!
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