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Old 03-03-2008, 05:08 PM   #1
 
safe silicone?

i am building my own sump and i need to use silicon to keep the glass baffles in place. i read in other threads that GE silicone I is alrite to use but when i read the back of it it says not for use in aquariums. has anyone ever used this in a tank or know which kind i can use. preferably something from Home depot or lowes. thanx
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Old 03-03-2008, 06:53 PM   #2
 
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why can't you just buy the type at your lfs?
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Old 03-03-2008, 07:06 PM   #3
 
the store closest to me doesnt have any its about an hour drive to the next one that carries it. and home depot is right down the street. if i have to ill drive its just that in other posts people have mentioned using that specific silicone
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Old 03-03-2008, 07:22 PM   #4
 
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Oh ok
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Old 03-03-2008, 09:12 PM   #5
 
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I used kitchen and bathroom silicone from Home Depot when I made a pvc/gravel cave that is now in my aquarium. You need the tube of silicone plus a caulk gun, which cost me about $5 for both. I got the kitchen/bath because it can be used on pipes that hold water, plus it is non-toxic once it goes past the curing stage. I would just make sure to cure it a few days more than the tube says, just to be safe.
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Old 03-03-2008, 09:23 PM   #6
 
this is what i have been using i found it at home hardware in canada. like 3 dollars a tube. wish i would have got clear not sure if thats an option next time i will check

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