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Old 11-03-2013, 09:07 PM   #11
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Thanks a lot for the info. I plan on giving it plenty of time to cure, don't want to take any risks. Im gonna try to do it right the first time and only time. Maybe I'll throw in 1 or 2 feeders after I fill it and cycle it and see how they handle
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Old 11-03-2013, 09:12 PM   #12
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Thanks a lot for the info. I plan on giving it plenty of time to cure, don't want to take any risks. Im gonna try to do it right the first time and only time. Maybe I'll throw in 1 or 2 feeders after I fill it and cycle it and see how they handle
That's what I'd did. Threw about a dozen feeders in with my already seeded filters for a few days and them put my cichlids in.
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Old 11-03-2013, 09:30 PM   #13
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Thanks a lot for the info. I plan on giving it plenty of time to cure, don't want to take any risks. Im gonna try to do it right the first time and only time. Maybe I'll throw in 1 or 2 feeders after I fill it and cycle it and see how they handle
I just waited 24 hours because Im fishless cycling. So ill end up doing a few large water changes.
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Old 11-03-2013, 10:15 PM   #14
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I just waited 24 hours because Im fishless cycling. So ill end up doing a few large water changes.
I plan on cycling fish less with the new tank, is there any differences? And what should I look for? Still new and learning
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Old 11-08-2013, 12:30 PM   #15
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From what i have read from researching you want to look for three things when buying silicone for aquariums

1. 100% silicone
2. Acetoxy Cure
3. FDA approved for food contact

from what i read GE I meets these requirements, GE II has a different curing process and my not be fda approved.

The biggest mistake people make is not letting the silicone cure long enough. The thicker the silicone is applied the longer it will take to cure. ANY AMOUNT OF UNCURED SILICONE CAN KILL OFF LIVESTOCK. 24 hours is the minimum amount of time you should let it cure. Some people will say to let ge silicone cure for 1-2 weeks just to be on the safe side.

DOW 795 is what i have heard is the best to use. IIRC they said dow claims a 2 week cure time though
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Old 11-08-2013, 12:52 PM   #16
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Also make sure it doesn't have a fungicide or mold inhibitor.
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Old 11-08-2013, 01:21 PM   #17
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Old 11-08-2013, 01:55 PM   #18
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From what i have read from researching you want to look for three things when buying silicone for aquariums 1. 100% silicone 2. Acetoxy Cure 3. FDA approved for food contact from what i read GE I meets these requirements, GE II has a different curing process and my not be fda approved. The biggest mistake people make is not letting the silicone cure long enough. The thicker the silicone is applied the longer it will take to cure. ANY AMOUNT OF UNCURED SILICONE CAN KILL OFF LIVESTOCK. 24 hours is the minimum amount of time you should let it cure. Some people will say to let ge silicone cure for 1-2 weeks just to be on the safe side. DOW 795 is what i have heard is the best to use. IIRC they said dow claims a 2 week cure time though

Thanks for such the informative answer!!
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Is this the correct silicone?
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Old 11-27-2013, 07:04 PM   #20
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as long as its GE silicone 1 (not 2)...then yes it is safe. i myself pieced my current 55g refugium together with GE 1 and ive never had an issue. also it is worth mentioning that there is a TON of algae growing over the silicone seams....so i know without a doubt that GE1 is good to use.
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