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Old 08-30-2010, 02:39 PM   #11
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They took off the aquarium safe for liability issues. People were using it to glue together big huge tanks and didn't know what they were doing. They are chemically safe, but aren't structurally safe for certain applications, so they took it off.
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Old 08-30-2010, 03:40 PM   #12
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Wait... hang on... another tank.... where... oh nevermind. Great idea Hun!
ROFL! If it wasn't the metal framed tank I wouldn't bother!
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GE I and II both come in kitchen and bath and window and door sealer. The GE I window and door sealer DOES NOT have mildew protectant and is safe. But I have read on a bunch of forums to make sure you read your specific tube because there was a change at some point.

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GE Silicone II Window and Door 10.1 oz. Clear - GE5000 12C at The Home Depot

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GE Silicone 10.1 oz. Clear Silicone I Window and Door - GE012A 24C at The Home Depot

One has mildew protection. As in GE II. So GE I is safe. Glad we got that figured out.
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The confusing thing for some people is that the GE I Window & Door says its mildew resistant, but its just the material itself and not any specific agent in there.
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I agree. They both basically say the same thing. But II actually has the mildew guard in it. I also read the labels of both and it is very hard to tell what product has the bad stuff. But that home depot page shows the mildew protectant in II.
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GE had change their labeling so it gets to be very confusing. I went looking for it several weeks ago at HD & I see they now have 4 different 100% clear silicones:
GE I Kitchen & Bath - mildew resistant
GE I Door & Windows
GE II Kitchen & Bath - mildew resistant
GE II Door & Windows

None are marked for aquarium use. <The GE tubes now say NOT for aquariums.> And my usual house brand that is marked aquarium safe is no long marked so. I eventually settled on GE I Windows & Door & let it cure for a week. Seems to work so far.
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Why not just go with: DAP Products - Silicone Sealants - DAP® Household/Aquarium Adhesive Sealant
It states it's for AQ's.
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Old 08-31-2010, 03:48 PM   #18
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YOU ARE FOR AQUARIUMS!

This thread should go to thread heaven, I think we have covered everything.
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normally those small packages cost just as much or more as the bigger tubes.
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so what u do with left over silicone?
i bought GE 1 to re-seal my 10 gallon, but got like half the tube left
so i sore it, week later i try to use it but every time i pop it in the gun, instead of it coming out from the point, it leak from the back of the tube.

it such a waste of money re-buying a new one just to reseal small crack or leak.
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