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post #1 of 7 Old 08-07-2010, 03:51 AM Thread Starter
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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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post #2 of 7 Old 08-07-2010, 04:10 AM
normal type likev-tech clear rtv sealent

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4x1.5x1.5 planted tetras,harlequins,
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3.5x2.5x2 flowerhorn,pleco
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post #3 of 7 Old 08-07-2010, 09:31 AM
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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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post #4 of 7 Old 08-08-2010, 12:17 PM
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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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Something we all need to remember: The fish you've acquired was quite happy not being owned by you, minding its own business. If youíre going to take it under your wing then youíre responsible for it. Every aspect of its life is under your control, from water quality and temperature to swimming space. [Nathan Hill in PFK]
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post #5 of 7 Old 08-08-2010, 12:20 PM
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.

5x2x2 aro,highfin bat,fei feng,ST,albino tinfoil,c.perch
4x1.5x1.5 planted tetras,harlequins,
otto,WMM,2 types of celebes rainbows,rcs,amano, bamboo,red ramhorns,MTS
3.5x2.5x2 flowerhorn,pleco
3x1.5x1.5 russel's lion,blue cleaner,sixline and leopard wrasse,maroon clown pair,green chromis,scorpion,tiger cowrie,turbo,lyretail anthias,jewel,anemone,star polyp,marbled and giant green mushi,zoa
2x1x1 nano sw shrimps
22 May 2012
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post #6 of 7 Old 08-08-2010, 02:46 PM
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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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Vancouver, BC, Canada

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Something we all need to remember: The fish you've acquired was quite happy not being owned by you, minding its own business. If youíre going to take it under your wing then youíre responsible for it. Every aspect of its life is under your control, from water quality and temperature to swimming space. [Nathan Hill in PFK]
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post #7 of 7 Old 08-09-2010, 04:10 AM
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.

5x2x2 aro,highfin bat,fei feng,ST,albino tinfoil,c.perch
4x1.5x1.5 planted tetras,harlequins,
otto,WMM,2 types of celebes rainbows,rcs,amano, bamboo,red ramhorns,MTS
3.5x2.5x2 flowerhorn,pleco
3x1.5x1.5 russel's lion,blue cleaner,sixline and leopard wrasse,maroon clown pair,green chromis,scorpion,tiger cowrie,turbo,lyretail anthias,jewel,anemone,star polyp,marbled and giant green mushi,zoa
2x1x1 nano sw shrimps
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