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Laki 07-08-2012 10:01 AM

ge silicone 1
 
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!

mysticganja420 07-08-2012 11:16 AM

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Originally Posted by Laki (Post 1145917)
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

onefish2fish 07-08-2012 11:19 AM

+1 to 100% silicon.

mysticganja420 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 :)

Laki 07-08-2012 05:26 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!!

mysticganja420 07-08-2012 05:39 PM

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Originally Posted by Laki (Post 1146225)
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 :)

Laki 07-08-2012 05:42 PM

Oh. I actually turned on the light and read the fine print. It said not for use in aq :(

Laki 07-08-2012 05:43 PM

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

Reefing Madness 07-08-2012 06:50 PM

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Originally Posted by onefish2fish (Post 1145984)
+1 to 100% silicon.

+2

Laki 07-08-2012 06:52 PM

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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