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Silicon Help Please!
What kind of Silicon is safe. I wanna do the cave project and I bought some 100% Silicon, but then I read I need to buy non-toxic. Is this right? Please help me out. A picture of the silicon bottle would be a great help. Thanks a lot!
The only safe siliocne I know of is the stuff that is 100% silicone, usually the only ingredient it 100% VOC. I think that GE silicone I is one of the safe ones.
You need to buy aquarium safe silicone. I work at a glass company and we have had requests to build aquariums for customers and you definitely need the aquarium safe stuff. We sell it at our store and its 6.95 a tube. But you need a caulking gun. I haven't seen it come in anything but a large tube. Might want to check your local hardware store or even some place like home depot sould have it.
As Fish_4_All said GE Silicone I Door & Window
It will NOT have the Bio-Seal label on it.
It's the easiest to find (HD, Lowes, Aces etc.).
Wal-Msrt sells one. It is in a squeeze tube: LocTite clear silicon. It states on the package that it is aquarium safe, but must cure 48 hours. I have used this to make a sort of rock mountain for my biorb and it works great dries clear and and hasn't harmed a fish at all.
Whichever GE silicone is 100% VOC is perfect for building fish tanks. I know many members on here and elsehwere that have used it will many years of leakfree safe DIY aquariums. Is what I will be using to build my custom tank when i have room to set it up.
Good to know fish for all
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