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mariosH 01-10-2007 09:12 AM

silicone and paint
 
Guys I need some help, I am planning to set up a foam backround and I would like to know what kinds or brands of silicone and paint are non toxic and available for aquariums..... :? thanks

Jaysn 01-10-2007 11:40 AM

Reef guys use Aquatic Ecosystems waterfall foam, found here or here. I'd post a link to the forum I found that on, but for some inane reason that seems to be frowned upon here :roll: :dunno:

mariosH 01-10-2007 12:06 PM

could you check http://www.thomopol.com.cy/ and tell me if those polysterynes are good? thanks

Jaysn 01-10-2007 12:23 PM

That site is in Russian, sorry bud. I've not used the stuff myself, just heard about it being done.

mariosH 01-11-2007 01:16 PM

its ok I found the perfect silicone. its made by everbuild. the model is everflex aqua mate and it's special for aquariums...its called premium grade aquarium silicone. 100% silicone

soundsdigital 01-26-2007 01:45 PM

You are probably aware that silicone cannot be painted.

Claude 01-27-2007 08:10 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by soundsdigital
You are probably aware that silicone cannot be painted.

This is True!!!

caferacermike 01-27-2007 10:11 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Jaysn
Reef guys use Aquatic Ecosystems waterfall foam, found here or here. I'd post a link to the forum I found that on, but for some inane reason that seems to be frowned upon here :roll: :dunno:

JAYSN please get your facts correct before slipping in a little opinion. What you said is not correct and is quite misleading. The rules at the forum are posted boldly on the door, no linking to other forums currently allowed. I'll also point out that you had to read those rules and sign an agreement form to register. So if your source was to link to a vendor then no troubles. Got it?


You can use silicone from the hardware store as long as it does not contain any fungicides or algalicides. I believe GE spec is considered the standard. About $4 at any home store. I've seen many interesting backgrounds made out of great stuff foam as well. I'm not first in line to try the stuff but I've seen many a wonderful reef tank done with it.


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