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post #1 of 6 Old 03-03-2008, 04:08 PM Thread Starter
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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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post #2 of 6 Old 03-03-2008, 05:53 PM
why can't you just buy the type at your lfs?
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post #3 of 6 Old 03-03-2008, 06:06 PM Thread Starter
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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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post #4 of 6 Old 03-03-2008, 06:22 PM
Oh ok
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post #5 of 6 Old 03-03-2008, 08:12 PM
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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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post #6 of 6 Old 03-03-2008, 08:23 PM
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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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