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so in the excitment about getting a new coral i was making a new rack and used some silicone, i waited till the silicone was dry to the touch to put the rack in the tank, today i came home and the tank is cloudy, ive done 2 water changes now and im running carbon, is there anything else i can do to make sure the tank doesnt crash?

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it might not have been, it was mostly firm with one small spot that was slightly soft, but the whole surface was dry at least

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I believe it just gives off acetic acid (vinegar). Keep an eye on your PH. It's a fairly week acid and it's probably not putting out a ton of it.

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Silicone is pretty hazardous before it fully cures. Run a ton of carbon and do lots of water changes or you could easily lose everything.

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That's probably better. The silicone will continue to leach until it cures, and there's no telling how long that can take underwater, if at all.

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As of rihht now ive several water changes and ran lots of carbon, this morning all the coral was pissed off and stressed but I didnt loose anything and hopefully wont, my pistol shrimp didnt seam to notice anything, the rack xame out as soon I had the idea about the silicone

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