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post #11 of 15 Old 11-27-2011, 07:46 AM
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Careful, all clear silicone is NOT necessarily aquarium safe. If a tube says "not recommended for aquarium use", then avoid it. Most tubes will have this in really small writing somewhere on the tube. I have, in my workshop, a clear "silicone" tube that contains mold inhibitors. There are many polymers added into a mix that can be called silicone, but the type of silicone used for aquaria is the one that indicates "aquarium safe" on the tube and typically has some warning about acetic acid fumes given off during curing.

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post #12 of 15 Old 11-27-2011, 07:54 AM
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Careful, all clear silicone is NOT necessarily aquarium safe. If a tube says "not recommended for aquarium use", then avoid it. Most tubes will have this in really small writing somewhere on the tube. I have, in my workshop, a clear "silicone" tube that contains mold inhibitors. There are many polymers added into a mix that can be called silicone, but the type of silicone used for aquaria is the one that indicates "aquarium safe" on the tube and typically has some warning about acetic acid fumes given off during curing.

I stand corrected,,,,,thankyou for pointing out my over assurance...you are most correct
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my information was incorrect,,,all clear silicone is not safe,,,read label,,,some infact contains anti- bacterials
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post #14 of 15 Old 11-27-2011, 08:29 AM
Unless it specifically says 'Aquarium Safe' OR is GE 100% Clear Silicone I (or II), I wouldn't use it.

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Unless it specifically says 'Aquarium Safe' OR is GE 100% Clear Silicone I (or II), I wouldn't use it.

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