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This is how I seal gaps in my lids. Tape some waxed paper over the door. Apply a silicone bead around gap area. Close door. Allow to dry for 24 to 48 hours depending on how thick the bead is. Untape the waxed paper and it should now peel fairly easily off of the silicone bead. Allow to finish drying with the door open. This should fill the gap in perfectly. I have used this successfully on some 50ish vivs over the years. Not even a fruit fly can escape.
 

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This is how I seal gaps in my lids. Tape some waxed paper over the door. Apply a silicone bead around gap area. Close door. Allow to dry for 24 to 48 hours depending on how thick the bead is. Untape the waxed paper and it should now peel fairly easily off of the silicone bead. Allow to finish drying with the door open. This should fill the gap in perfectly. I have used this successfully on some 50ish vivs over the years. Not even a fruit fly can escape.
Am I putting the bead of silicone over the bottom of the screen portion, and the wax paper over the top of the main glass portion of the door?
 

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Just did it, hoping that the silicone doesn't stick to the wax paper. (from the looks of it, I think it may)
when i tried this the silicone did stick to the wax paper. i just went slow with removing the wax paper. i also didnt let it dry for the full 24 hours so i dont know if that made a difference or not.
 

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Just did it, hoping that the silicone doesn't stick to the wax paper. (from the looks of it, I think it may)
Mine has always peeled off pretty easily because of the wax. If any does stick, it is thin enough that it should not interfere or detract from the appearance
 

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OH MY ****ING GOD, I am so pissed. The gasket is literally so tight that I just about ripped out a screen frame prying the doors loose, but I also ripped the two handles from their silicone.

I'm about to just quit and go to aquariums if I cant seal these to gaps:mad::mad::mad::mad::mad:
 
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