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Old 08-07-2010, 02:51 AM   #1
 
aquarium silicone??

Anyone know where I can get silicone safe for existing/building tanks?? What brand/type shoul
d I get??
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Old 08-07-2010, 03:10 AM   #2
 
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normal type likev-tech clear rtv sealent
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Old 08-07-2010, 08:31 AM   #3
 
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just read the label and make sure it is 100% silicon with no additives. alot will contain things to prevent mold/mildews and so forth and you do NOT want that.
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Old 08-08-2010, 11:17 AM   #4
 
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Yes, some aquarists have killed off entire tanks of fish due to toxins in the silicone. Using a proper aquarium silicone is safe. Not all silicone products tell you on the label if it is aquarium safe or not. I personally would not risk it.
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Old 08-08-2010, 11:20 AM   #5
 
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btw the one i told you to find was purchased and used in a lfs so i'm very sure it's safe.just wait 24 hours to let it dry before using it.
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Old 08-08-2010, 01:46 PM   #6
 
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btw the one i told you to find was purchased and used in a lfs so i'm very sure it's safe.just wait 24 hours to let it dry before using it.
Yes, that is what I was getting at, use one from a fish store specific to the task.
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Old 08-09-2010, 03:10 AM   #7
 
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we get this at the hardwear store for cheaper buy a tube from the lfs and the next time you need it take the tube to the hardwear shop to get a new one.
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