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Old 04-13-2006, 02:22 PM   #1
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Can regular Lowes silicone go in a tank?

Looking at making feet for my Mag7 pumps to maybe help with the vibration/noise (if that could be a problem). The Mag 12 comes with a rubber mat. The 7's don't. I was thinking about using the water tight silicone for the feet in my acrylic sump for the pump. I can, right? Or is there some special aquarium grade silicone that I need to use?

I guess it'd also be wise to ask if I shouldn't be worried about the Mag7s having rubber bottoms anyway.
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as long as it is 100% silicon
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I only use stuff that says safe for aquariums on it...

I hae heard of people using a mouse pad cut down on those... Thats what the mag 12 pas looks like..
On my Mag 7 I was lucky to have some suction cups laying around that fit into the holes on the bottom....
If you use the silicon post a pic......
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If you look at the tubes it will usually state if its "Not for aquarium use". If its the clear sylicon that has no fungicide or anything you should be ok.
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Cool. I'm doing my install work as we speak. The mag 12 pad had enuf left for one of my 7's (skimmer). Not sure I'm gonna do the other 7 (UV) with feet since I'm not runig that 24/7 anyway.

While we're on the silicone subject, ya think it'd help keep suction cups on the side of glass. Got an ATO and the cups needs to work for a sensor. Thinking I'd put the cup on the side glass with silicone. Think it'll work?
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Guys Silicone is silacone. All you have to do is read the lable on the silacone that is safe for aquariums. If it says 100% sillacone then any other product that is 100% silacone will work.

Same thing as a generic drug and a top name drug. As long as the ingrediants are the same you are fine. Point bing that the stuff for aquariums is typically a good amount more expensive than the stuff that is for everyday use. THey are tryign to sell you on the marketing. DOn't let them trick you.

One other thing I would look for is this- some silicon is meant for sealing, some for adhesive, some for other htings. Make sure you use the proper one. Soem don't have godo properties for holdign material together.
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Two pics of the "foot application". One of my mess. It'll look better tonight. Or worse. 8)
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