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Old 11-08-2004, 04:26 PM   #1
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Regular silicone work? Toxic?

I was wondering if any silicone will work for reattaching plants. Will any silicone be okay = non-toxic once it's dry or do I have to but the "All Glass Aquarium Sealant". Also will a glue gun work? Tia, Wolf

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You need to use an 'aquarium safe' silicone (GE makes one), as some other sealants contain anti-fungals, etc. From what I know, glue guns will not hold for long. There are also epoxy putties made specifically for use in marine tanks.

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Whatever you do, to not use a glue gun :O
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