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jfengler 03-01-2012 02:50 AM

aquarium silicon ?
 
yeah i got a bunch of rocks and some other things, i want to stick them together to make a big ornament, can i just use a normal hot glue gun or is there something i should be using for fish safety

Philnominal 03-01-2012 03:03 AM

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Originally Posted by jfengler (Post 998946)
yeah i got a bunch of rocks and some other things, i want to stick them together to make a big ornament, can i just use a normal hot glue gun or is there something i should be using for fish safety

Pure Silicon works, in other words stuff that has no anti mold etc... additives.

Byron 03-01-2012 10:54 AM

Agree. Do not use anything else, it will likely have chemicals that are toxic. Aquarium silicone is safe, though more expensive. If you can find a pure silicone in a hardware store, it would be OK. They will usually say on the label if it is safe for an aquarium (or not).

jfengler 03-01-2012 04:25 PM

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Originally Posted by Byron (Post 999127)
Agree. Do not use anything else, it will likely have chemicals that are toxic. Aquarium silicone is safe, though more expensive. If you can find a pure silicone in a hardware store, it would be OK. They will usually say on the label if it is safe for an aquarium (or not).

cheers for the help mate

Tazman 03-01-2012 04:35 PM

GE Silicone I (Clear)
Window/Door/Attic/Basement is AQUARIUM safe even though it does not say so on the label.

GE stopped adding aquarium safe to a lot of their silicones as they now contain mold and fungicide. GE 1 Window / Door /Attic /Basement DOES NOT contain any of these.

I have used it a million times in my tanks and never once had a fish die on me and had the water chemically tested by a friend who is a chemist..nothing showed up at all associated with anything the silicone was made from.

Coral putty is another option which is widely used as well for holding things together with no adverse effects.


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