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Old 11-03-2013, 07:20 PM   #1
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What silicon to use?

Be read everywhere on this forum to use GE silicon 1 when siliconing in your 3d aquarium background.. I ran to the store and bought this, after reading the instructions on the back(of course after I'm home) it says "not for use in aquariums." I'll try to post a picture below, but being a new guy here, I might run into problems.



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Old 11-03-2013, 07:34 PM   #2
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Welcome to the forum
I use marineland aquarium sealant for my tanks. It is totally safe an is only 9 bucks off amazon.
Chances are if it says that it is not for use in aquariums it is not fish safe.
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Old 11-03-2013, 07:38 PM   #3
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So that straight up says aquarium sealant.. Would they sell any of that in a hardware store? I feel it shoulda looked harder in Home Depot but the fiancé wanted to rush me out. Lesson learned lol.
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Old 11-03-2013, 07:42 PM   #4
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Unfortunately it is highly unlikely that you will find this at a hardware store but I have heard of people using Gap (window and door I think). And that you should be able to find at a local hardware store. I would still do a little more research. Watch a video on how to make an aquarium and they should tell you what they use.
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I've watched around YouTube and around on the forums here and normally just see that they use just the general word of "silicone."
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Old 11-03-2013, 07:55 PM   #6
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I believe that GE silicone 1 window and door is in fact fish safe so next time you make a trip you may be able to find it. Also makes sure the color is what you desire like white or clear.
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Window and door is the stuff I got and that's what I was reading on here from various forum members..
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Be read everywhere on this forum to use GE silicon 1 when siliconing in your 3d aquarium background.. I ran to the store and bought this, after reading the instructions on the back(of course after I'm home) it says "not for use in aquariums." I'll try to post a picture below, but being a new guy here, I might run into problems.
It's completely safe after cured. They have to put that so they don't get sued when someone's 400g tank leaks all over their expensive wood floor.
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I can't find anything that suggest that it won't work sooooo... Go for it but just don't forget how it says not for aquarium use. That isn't there just because it is there for some sort of reason.
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It's completely safe after cured. They have to put that so they don't get sued when someone's 400g tank leaks all over their expensive wood floor.
Correct just a legality. GE 1 window and door is what seals my 125 and a lot of other tanks. Just as fish safe as the marineland stuff once it's cured.
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