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Old 03-19-2010, 09:03 PM   #11
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I will have pics! For sure!

And yeah Capt, i didn't plan to use steel.. i was(am) going to be using thread rods, OR PVC. Whichever i can get easier. And that tank rockwork is freakin amazing. I want to do something like that on a smaller scale for my 40.

Thanks for the pics and the info Capt, and thanks neilanh for the link. You guys are great!
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Old 03-19-2010, 09:25 PM   #12
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haha well ccCapt your tank looks amazing too though. Your rockwork is flawless as well. Either one of you..seriously I would love some help re scaping my tank
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Old 03-23-2010, 10:26 AM   #13
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If you do decide to go the silicone route, you'll want to use GE I Window and Door 100% clear silicone. GE II Silicone contains mold inhibitors which can prove harmful to fish.

Silicone is extremely strong when bonding to a flat surface, but with rocks, depending on what kind, it may not do a very good job. The DIY background that I made is EXTREMELY buoyant and the silicone holds it under water no problem.
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Yeah. I'm passing on the silicone and going the drilling+thread rod or PVC route. For my purposes i think using the drilling method will make my structure a heck of a lot more stable since the structure will be reaching from the very bottom of the tank, to the near top. And my tank is 18" deep.

However, i will be needing silicone to tidy up some parts of the rock and to attach the last piece of the structure to the back glass panel. So you say to use GE I Window and Door 100% clear silicone? This silicone is strong and is aquarium safe?
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Old 03-23-2010, 02:43 PM   #15
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GE I is a good one. Basically you just want to make sure there's no inhibitors added in to whatever silicone you use - just use pure silicone.
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Actually my silicone is Window, Door, Basement & Attic GE Silicon I Clear 100% Silicone. It is very strong when cured correctly and is aquarium safe. Let it cure for 24-48 hours.

Make absolutely sure though that it says GE I not GE II.
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And curing would mean letting it dry completely without moisture. Correct?
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Not so much the moisture part, but letting it completely dry and offgas. Low moisture will help that happen faster, but it will fully cure eventually.
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Alright excellent. Thanks for the info guys. I appreciate it.
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So is this the GE I Silicone that we're all thinking of?

Amazon.com: General Electric GE012A 12C 10.1oz Cartridge Clear Ge Silicone I Sealant: Industrial & Scientific
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