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Old 03-15-2012, 01:31 AM   #1
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silicone curing time

my silicone says 48 hours before its cured after 56 i could still smell chemical odor does this mean its not cured?
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Old 03-15-2012, 01:50 AM   #2
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What silicone are you using? I've used GE I to make my sump. I added water after 24 hours. I remember a feint vinegar smell after the 24 hours; but nothing strong as when you first use it.
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Old 03-15-2012, 01:56 AM   #3
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What silicone are you using? I've used GE I to make my sump. I added water after 24 hours. I remember a feint vinegar smell after the 24 hours; but nothing strong as when you first use it.
im using mainland aquarium sealant 100 percent silicone rubber
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i used it to fix my overflow box
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I used aquarium sealant on the baffles in my sump. When I tested after 24 hours it wasnt cured. Next time waited 48 and was good to go with no smell.
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i should b more specific i bought a used over flow the guy had used nuts and bolts to fasten the two pieces together lol i removed the rust metal and glued it with silicone i know it doesnt bond well to acrylic but the piece i glued is holding zero water and zero weight
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You're fine. More than 2 days is plenty fine for the silicone to cure.
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I used aquarium sealant on the baffles in my sump. When I tested after 24 hours it wasnt cured. Next time waited 48 and was good to go with no smell.
its been 3 full days now and faint smell is still there so still not cured?
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i should b more specific i bought a used over flow the guy had used nuts and bolts to fasten the two pieces together lol i removed the rust metal and glued it with silicone i know it doesnt bond well to acrylic but the piece i glued is holding zero water and zero weight
Are you using it to keep the 2 acrylic pieces together, or is the silicone in contact with the glass tank?
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You're fine. More than 2 days is plenty fine for the silicone to cure.
i hope i don't wanna kill my whole tank
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