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cp5041 03-03-2008 04:08 PM

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

dallops_of_polyps 03-03-2008 05:53 PM

why can't you just buy the type at your lfs?

cp5041 03-03-2008 06:06 PM

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

dallops_of_polyps 03-03-2008 06:22 PM

Oh ok

Jasey 03-03-2008 08:12 PM

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.

dodgeboy 03-03-2008 08:23 PM

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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