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Old 08-26-2013, 01:39 AM   #11
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Yes I actually noticed that. Again, I appreciate the confirmation. I actually used my white silicone today- and the entire back plastic cover came off. So that tube is gone, needless to say. I got my work done at least. Letting it cure as I type this.
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Old 08-26-2013, 01:31 PM   #12
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It's a pain in the rear end rolling the silcone on sand. At least for me it was. I did one and only one pvc...lol
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Old 08-26-2013, 03:42 PM   #13
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It's a pain in the rear end rolling the silcone on sand. At least for me it was. I did one and only one pvc...lol
I totally understand. If I was smarter I would have gotten more pvc to utilize the tube of silicone better. But, that's life, now I know what to do next time.
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Old 08-26-2013, 07:30 PM   #14
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I totally understand. If I was smarter I would have gotten more pvc to utilize the tube of silicone better. But, that's life, now I know what to do next time.
You finished it already? Mind posting a pic to show how it turned out? I might make one of these for my pleco.
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Old 08-26-2013, 08:30 PM   #15
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You finished it already? Mind posting a pic to show how it turned out? I might make one of these for my pleco.
Yep, well, it's curing right now but it should be done by now. Full 24 hours. I'm at work right now so ill have to post a picture when I get home. Keep in mind it was my first attempt and even I can admit it looks like trash. It does the job though.
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Old 08-26-2013, 08:55 PM   #16
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Yep, well, it's curing right now but it should be done by now. Full 24 hours. I'm at work right now so ill have to post a picture when I get home. Keep in mind it was my first attempt and even I can admit it looks like trash. It does the job though.
Haha, no judgement here. I'm just curious to see how it looks .

& take your time. Whenever you get the chance. Thanks.
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Old 08-27-2013, 01:38 PM   #17
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It's been around 40 hours, and it smells a lot like silicone/glue still. I have it in a cooking pot and its submersed in water so I can see how it holds up. But is it still supposed to smell?
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Old 08-27-2013, 02:11 PM   #18
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It's in the tank now. I rinsed off all excess sand and picked off some of the more flamboyant silicone chunks. The smell went away during the rinse. Fish already interested and exploring
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HELP!! Juast used the wrong GE silicone for sump

I just finished siliconeing my baffles with GE II silicone in my 40 gallon breeder sump. thought I used GE I . Dumb mistake lucky I caught it early. Im going to start over and scrape off all the silicone II ...any thing else need to be done wipe down entire tank with viniger etc Thanks
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As long as it says "100% silicone", you're safe. I don't see how any pigmented or colored silicone could be 100%, it may be safem but why take chance.

Seems like coating a pipe with caulking could be a messy chore, be sure and wear gloves, getting silicone off hands is another chore. Have you given thought to using epoxy? There are some that state they are "aquarium safe" though reading ingredients of some non labeled ones shows no diff.
The resins used for fiberglass tanks usually say safe for potable water, you can brush that onto pipes then coat in sand.
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