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Old 03-04-2011, 02:55 PM   #1 
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Wink Question about an Aquarium Sealant

Two days ago my betta Jean-Luc decided it would be a good idea to go exploring in the bubble/aearation tube. He got stuck, and was lucky that I woke up at 9 am to go to the bathroom so I could rescue him. After rescuing him I took his bubble maker out and thought he wouldn't try anything else stupid. WRONG! He ended up deciding to go exploring underneath his bowl (there's a floor for the gravel and a hole in the middle for the aeration tube). So, long story short after getting him out from there I filled the hole with rocks and after I got back from school brought the tube with me to PetSmart so I could find a decoration that would fit in the hole to deter him from exploring.

I ended up finding the "head" of the fish department and she helped me out both with deciding that the decoration I had picked out was good and with making it so I could still use the bubble maker.

She recommended this sealant for the top of the aeration tube and the underside of the decoration to stick to it

http://www.petsmart.com/product/inde...ductId=2754549 .

I read the directions and waited 24 hours for it to dry. Since I was not fixing the actual bowl I didn't really pay much attention to the 48 hours thing (don't fill it with water). I put the tube in the bowl after 24 hours and just wanted to see if the lights and bubbles worked. So, I turned on the bubble maker and it half-way made the water & my room smell slightly funny.

Is this stuff really harmless to my little Betta, and will he get sick from having it in there/from my turning on the bubble maker?

Please help so I can stop popping into my room for 2 minutes at a time just to make sure he's still alive and I didn't kill him?
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Old 03-05-2011, 04:07 AM   #2 
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I would change the water and start over just in-case and then redo the sealant and wait 48hrs. I don't think it's toxic and that the 48 hours is just a safety zone but better safe than sorry.
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Old 03-05-2011, 10:13 AM   #3 
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Guess I'm cleaning the bowl tommorow after-all. The glue has been holding nice and tight so, would I really have to re-do it?
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Old 03-05-2011, 10:23 AM   #4 
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Just a quick thing: He is acting completely normal and kind-of hates the fact he can't go exploring. I do want to be safe with him so I will likely still clean the bowl tommorow even though I won't be home for very long tommorow.
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Yeah just change out the water, if he hasn't shown any signs of illness or anything I think he'll be fine.
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Old 03-05-2011, 02:28 PM   #6 
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Maybe you can make some little cave and stuff to explore... they are really curious fish and need mental stimulation...
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Just to let you know the bubble maker is not necessary, it also seems to be more stressful than anything.
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Old 03-05-2011, 03:33 PM   #9 
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What is your tank like again?
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Old 03-05-2011, 03:36 PM   #10 
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Make sure you check the sizes, some of those decorations are pretty big.
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