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Old 03-07-2008, 11:53 PM   #1
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GE Silicone I - DIY cave

So a friend of mine has that silicone ( a blue bottle GE silicone I - 100% rubber sealant), and he's willing to give me for my diy cave project (pvc). Now the problem is, it says: for window & door - "best seal against water & the elements" .

Is it gonna be safe for my tank? can i still use it? any reply is appreciated!
have a great day, thanks!
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Old 03-08-2008, 01:16 AM   #2
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GE Silicon I is safe, GE Silicon II will poison the tank. The type II contains an anti-mildew agent that can leech into the water. Regardless of type, let it stand for at least 48 hours before getting it wet so it has time to cure.
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Old 03-08-2008, 02:51 AM   #3
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thx for the quick response!
one more question though , is it ABS pipe safe or should i stick to pvc? the black pipe would be nice since i have black gravel...

gracias amigos!
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You are safe with the GE 1 silicone and the ABS pipe.
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great, really appreciate the help.
thx guys
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Old 03-10-2008, 10:26 PM   #6
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I'm doing the same thing and I only have II at home. Guess I'll have to get Silicone 1.

..or what do you guys think is the best to use? (since I have to go out and buy new anyways).
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Old 03-11-2008, 05:23 PM   #7
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GE Silicon 1 is cheap, the newer labels should also mention that it's aquarium safe. In general it's going to be a lot cheaper to get silicon from a hardware store than ordering "Aquarium Silicon" from a pet store or web site. Mainly because they jack up the price for stamping Aquarium on the label.
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Old 03-11-2008, 05:48 PM   #8
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I just searched the forum , iam in trouble now i think , i have glued the tank with GE II , it has amonia in it . what should i do now, feel so stupid should have search the fourm earlier please help
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Remove as much as you can with razorblades (stock up on them as they get dull quick) and wipe down the tank with isopropyl alchohol (I think this is the correct stuff). Let dry, and start resealing with the correct stuff. Welcome to AA!
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