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Old 09-24-2013, 08:51 AM   #1
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Can I use this to install the baffles on my sump

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Old 09-24-2013, 09:12 AM   #2
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Can I use this to install the baffles on my sump
I always use an aquarium safe silicone . That may be safe but the possible damage to livestock isn't worth the few bucks saved. Best to ere on the side of caution.
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Yea that's why I'm trying to get some info before I do anything
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I always use an aquarium safe silicone . That may be safe but the possible damage to livestock isn't worth the few bucks saved. Best to ere on the side of caution.
I agree go to the lfs couple bucks more is worth the peace of mind.
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GE 100% silicone is safe to use. It has to be 100% silicone and contain no mildew inhibitors. Generally the window and door is free of them but read all the small print, if it contains it then the label will saw so. It's normally found in the kitchen and bathroom silicone.
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Yea I don't see anything about mold inhibitors. But it does say "not for use below water lines or in aquariums
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Yea I don't see anything about mold inhibitors. But it does say "not for use below water lines or in aquariums
Lol "Here's your sign." Jk it may work but like I said are the few bucks saved worth gallons of SW on your floor? Even if the water does no damage to flooring or furniture, you're likely to leak more $$$ in salt water if a seal lets go than you're saving.
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Lol "Here's your sign." Jk it may work but like I said are the few bucks saved worth gallons of SW on your floor? Even if the water does no damage to flooring or furniture, you're likely to leak more $$$ in salt water if a seal lets go than you're saving.
"Here's your sign" it's to install the baffles not reseal the tank.

The reason they say not to use below water lines is due to liability reasons. If something was to happen they are covering their butts to avoid any fallout. This silicone is aquarium safe and lots of people have used it for aquariums. I personally have on a few occasions and it's fine. If you still don't believe me do a google search on "aquarium safe silicone" or "GE silicone aquarium safe" and I don't know where your from but where I live the money saved is not a few bucks it's more like $20 and considering that the ge is 4 dollars that's a huge percent increase.
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Ok. So I did get the right kind. I don't deal with the LFS in my area
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How much space should I put between my baffles. Is 3/4 of an inch enough
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