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post #1 of 13 Old 07-08-2012, 10:01 AM Thread Starter
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So after watching the DIY plants decorations video in another thread I began a quick search of aquarium safe sealants. Ge silicone 1 came up a lot - and I have that.. However, I have the kitchen and bath one which has a mildew resistant in it.. Is this safe to use? Thanks!

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post #2 of 13 Old 07-08-2012, 11:16 AM
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So after watching the DIY plants decorations video in another thread I began a quick search of aquarium safe sealants. Ge silicone 1 came up a lot - and I have that.. However, I have the kitchen and bath one which has a mildew resistant in it.. Is this safe to use? Thanks!
I would play it safe and just get the regular GE Silicone 1, 100% Silicone... I also watched that DIY video yesterday and seemed very interesting
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+1 to 100% silicon.
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post #4 of 13 Old 07-08-2012, 11:43 AM
Also sounds like you have GE Silicone 2 and not one by the mold fighting stuff in it(have a tube in front of me) GE silicone II contains mold inhibitors and another additives that are LETHAL to aquatic life. In other words, DO NOT USE GE Silicone II or ANY silicone that contains inhibitors or additives. A good rule of thumb is look for the "100% Silicone" On it. Also most i see now on them say "Not for Aquariums" But dont worry most everyone on here that has worked with GE Silicone 1, 100% will tell you it works fine :)
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post #5 of 13 Old 07-08-2012, 05:26 PM Thread Starter
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Thanks guys! No it does say silicone 100% but it also says it contains a mildew resitant perservative.. Here's a pic. Sorry for the quality!!
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post #6 of 13 Old 07-08-2012, 05:39 PM
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Thanks guys! No it does say silicone 100% but it also says it contains a mildew resitant perservative.. Here's a pic. Sorry for the quality!!
The quality is fine :P As for the silicone if it was me i would stay away from useing it because it contains mildew resitant preservative that can more then likely leach into your water harming or killing your fish. Any local hardware store(lowels, home depot, ace, ect.) Should carry what you are looking for. If its a tube like you have in the pic maybe $3-$6 if you want the cocking gun tubes maybe $6-10 each unless you find a cheaper knock off brand(i have seen them in 3 packs) then maybe the three of them for $10 But above all 100% silicone and no inhibitors or additives(mildew ect) And you will have happy healthy fish :)
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Oh. I actually turned on the light and read the fine print. It said not for use in aq :(

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Thanks guys!! I was just at walmart today T-T Oh well. I'll just have to put a hold on my DIY ;P

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post #10 of 13 Old 07-08-2012, 06:52 PM Thread Starter
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Thanks guys!! I can't wait to find it without the mildew stuff. I'm so glad I waited. I wanted to cut up my plants and make my own today so bad! lol

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