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Old 06-06-2011, 10:12 PM   #11
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Dang. :/ and I just finished it. It looks great. Ripping it apart will kill me. But, I love my fish, so I guess it's worth it.
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Old 06-06-2011, 11:14 PM   #12
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Ultimately, it's your decision. But, as i said before, I'd strongly suggest re-doing it. You can get 100% silicone in black, white, and clear (probably more colors if you had it custom ordered). Black works good for stuff like that... also looks good on tank seams.
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Old 06-07-2011, 12:59 AM   #13
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That is a killer design. The fish will thank you for re-doing it!
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Old 06-07-2011, 01:24 AM   #14
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just go to petco and get the silicone they sell. its $10 for a tube. there is more in the tube then it seems at first, plus its the silicone they use to put the fish tanks together and they have it in clear and black
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Old 06-07-2011, 08:00 PM   #15
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Thanks. When I get my paycheck, I'm going toget it. I'm actually discouragedfrom buying things for the fish tanks. But, I do anyways .
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the problem with the 'aquarium safe' silicone is that you're paying 3-4x as much for the same stuff... it's a marketing ploy IMO
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Old 06-07-2011, 08:42 PM   #17
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I'm going to get the GE 100% for windows and stuff
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Old 06-08-2011, 10:20 PM   #18
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yea i know but i wanted to be safe and i didnt use a lot of it and i may never use it again so if i know its safe for my fish(mudskippers) im fine with paying a few more $'s
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the problem with the 'aquarium safe' silicone is that you're paying 3-4x as much for the same stuff... it's a marketing ploy IMO
Normal black silicone wouldn't be toxic to fish? I want to make a rock cave so I need some black silicone.
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Old 06-12-2011, 09:57 AM   #20
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I just went through this myself building my sump. I used the GE 1 100% silicone and finished building the sump and while I was reading the bottle to see how long it takes to cure I read that it was not aquarium safe. Granted, they may be their way of saying they don't want to be responsible in case there is a problem but I didn't want to risk it... so I completely removed all the silicone I put down (1 and 1/2 caulk gun tubes worth) and re-did the entire thing with known aquarium safe silicone.

The GE 1 was 6-7/bottle. The aquarium stuff was 14/bottle. Still, I didn't want $30 hanging over my head if there actually is something wrong with it...
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