My 75 gallon acrylic sump has started leaking at a seam!!! Please help

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    SalteeDogg

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    My sump has inherited a slow leak in one of the seams. Its not much, but it is leaking for sure and was wondering how I fix this since silicone cannot be used. I know they use a chemical bond or something on acrylic, so am wondering what I need to do to fix this. Any help would be appreciated.
     
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    Bifferwine I am a girl

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    Try superglue!
     
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    If you go through your yellow pages looking for Plastic Suppliers, you cant contact them to get the welding solvent.
     
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    Does this work in a wet environment or in water?
     
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    Bifferwine I am a girl

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    It does. Try using the superglue gel.
     
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    Do not use super glue on acrylic. Take some acetone and clean the area. This will help clean the area. Then you will need wedlon 16 and a syringe. Slowly fill the area with the weldon and let it sit for 24 hours before adding water.
    You should really empty the tank and let it sit dry for a few weeks first because the acrylic absorbs water, and needs time to go back to it's original size.
     
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    +1 Oscarsdad you musta built some stuff outa acrylic before.
     
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    I actually found some weld-on 16 on amazon. Will probably just order some and see how it works.
     
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