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Olympia 08-01-2012 09:45 PM

GE Silicone 1..
 
Okay, I'm reading that it's safe browsing through the forums. But one post said "just don't get the kitchen and bath stuff."
Well that's what I bought, but it says 100% silicone on it. (I picked it because it said waterproof. :P)

It says "not for use below the waterline, where FDA compliance is necessary, or in aquariums."
The aquariums part is fine apparently, but not for use below the waterline? What?

Should I exchange it for the doors and windows type?

Tazman 08-01-2012 10:01 PM

ABSOLUTELY DO NOT USE IT.

The kitchen and bath stuff has fungicide and mildew resistor will seriously harm your tank.

Windows and doors has been confirmed as safe.

Leave it an extra 2-3 days to cure before using below the waterline to make sure it is fully cured!

Olympia 08-01-2012 10:10 PM

Thank you Taz!
This silicone stuff is ridiculous. I was staring at them for like half an hour and still picked the wrong one.

AbbeysDad 08-03-2012 12:35 PM

Personally I believe that GE 100% clear silicone II is also okay. Taz is correct-kitchen and bath type typically has a fungicide to resist mold and mildew, which makes it bad.

Reefing Madness 08-03-2012 02:50 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by AbbeysDad (Post 1183060)
Personally I believe that GE 100% clear silicone II is also okay. Taz is correct-kitchen and bath type typically has a fungicide to resist mold and mildew, which makes it bad.

Agreed .

Olympia 08-03-2012 05:09 PM

Thank you everyone! SO glad I asked!

jmlampert23 08-04-2012 03:45 AM

Why not just buy the silicone marineland makes? Made for fish tanks.

Olympia 08-04-2012 10:50 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by jmlampert23 (Post 1184099)
Why not just buy the silicone marineland makes? Made for fish tanks.

I need A LOT of silicone- I'm making rock formations for my 90 gallon and resealing the tank as well.
I've looked for fish silicone, but only my LFS has it, they want $10 for a tube 1/4 of the size of the GE Silicone tubes... I can't imagine how many of those tiny tubes I'd go through.
:-)

jmlampert23 08-04-2012 11:04 AM

I believe marineland sells bigger tubes on line. Check It out

Olympia 08-04-2012 11:06 AM

Tons of people use the GE Silicone and it's fine.. (just not the type I bought)


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