Aquarium Safe Silicone
Does anyone know if I can get aquarium safe silicone in Home Depot? I am making a sump and want to buy some for the baffles. I know it's available online, but I don't want to wait that long.
yes you can, Window & Door silicone will work, just make sure it dont have mildew resistant in it.
GE Silicone II is what you want.
GE Silicone II has the mildew resitance in it. GE calls it the *Bioseal*. IMO this would be harmful to coraline algaes and other beneficial bacterias, inhibiting their survival.
I used GE I in the construction of my sump, although it hasn't been used yet, I am still waiting on my overflow and pump.
There is no difference between the GE Silicone II with or without mildew resistance. I had to do some research while using silicone for my reptile, and on reptile forums people had called up GE and asked. There is no difference.
I don't even remember seeing some without the resistance.
GE Silicone II is only offered with"Bioseal", which is mold and mildew resistance. I work in a hardware store and usually suggest people buy the GE II because of the mildew resistance. The only reason I suggest that GE Silicone I when it comes to I wouldn't put midewcide in my aquarium.
GE Silicone I does not come with the "Bioseal", and doesn't offer mold and mildew resistance.
I attached the website to GE: Waterproof Silicone
spend $5 and get aqaurium safe silicone.
its 5 bucks and its safe for sure, i know other things work but $5 isnt much for a for sure tube of silicone. just my opinion
yeah. i can agree only because this is the problem i went through when i was trying to figure it out. I actually glued up the sump with GE Silicone II, then read online that the Bioseal was bad news. I dismantled the entire sump and put it back togther with Silicone I.
With the time I wasted gluing and re-gluing, I would've had the aquarium safe silicone.
I know that originally time was an issue. I think that PETCO has Aquarium Safe Silicone.
Both Home Depot and Lowes carry an "Aquarium Safe" silicone. It's made by DAP. It comes in a gray and black tube, and is called "DAP Aquariums, Aquarium Sealant 100% Silicone". It cost about $3 per tube and you will need 1 or 2 tubes depending on your project size. You'll find it within the rest of the silicone products at either store.
All clear silicone is safe,,,,theres no such thing as "aquarium safe"...its a gimmick,,,,,just read label,,,,it must be anti-mildew and anti-bact, and wait 72hrs,,,,another good rule is till ya cant smell silicone....just wait,,,ya wanna do this once,,,Peace
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