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Old 03-17-2012, 07:07 PM   #1
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Is this the correct silicone to use for glass on glass baffles in sump? or is this marineland silicone any better? I will be ordering my new skimmer next week and I am going to build a refugium in my sump and have baffles to keep the skimmer in the proper amount of water.
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Is this the correct silicone to use for glass on glass baffles in sump? or is this marineland silicone any better? I will be ordering my new skimmer next week and I am going to build a refugium in my sump and have baffles to keep the skimmer in the proper amount of water.
Yes you can use the GE Silicone 1 Clear from HD
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The one from HD will work in a reef tank? I have had this same question
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Yes, just make sure what you are purchasing is 100% silicone, with no additives.
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Yes you can use the GE Silicone 1 Clear from HD

Be careful, I checked out that link and in the specs for that brand it states it is mold and mildew resistant....Which would mean some type of anti bacterial agent in it. This I don't think well be helpful in a tank that is looking to grow Beneficial bacteria....
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The one from HD will work in a reef tank? I have had this same question
Yes it will work, many people use it including myself
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Be careful, I checked out that link and in the specs for that brand it states it is mold and mildew resistant....Which would mean some type of anti bacterial agent in it. This I don't think well be helpful in a tank that is looking to grow Beneficial bacteria....
Again, you do need to check the specs - don't assume just because it is GE type 1 or type 2. Both come with or without mold and mildew resistant materials added. What you want is the 100% silicone.
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Again, you do need to check the specs - don't assume just because it is GE type 1 or type 2. Both come with or without mold and mildew resistant materials added. What you want is the 100% silicone.
GE 1 clear is 100% silicone
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GE 1 clear is 100% silicone
Not always it isn't - make sure you're checking the labels. Both type I and type II can be 100% silicone or can have mold and mildew resistance added - I've seen both both ways.

Thats part of why people are always arguing about which one is safe to use and which one isn't.
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Not always it isn't - make sure you're checking the labels. Both type I and type II can be 100% silicone or can have mold and mildew resistance added - I've seen both both ways.

Thats part of why people are always arguing about which one is safe to use and which one isn't.
Remember there's clear and white, you're talking about GE1 white which you shouldn't use.

People always argue which 1 is safe because none of them have aquarium safe label on it.
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