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Old 06-27-2011, 10:46 PM   #1
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Aquarium safe silicone?

I went to home depot and wasn't sure which brands were silicon safe. Can anyone steer me in the right direction?
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Old 06-27-2011, 10:53 PM   #2
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GE window sealant thats clear. makes sure its 100% silicon.jus sealed a big tank with it works great.
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As man I'm stupid! I saw that but I think it said not for use underwater or something
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Old 06-27-2011, 11:11 PM   #4
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Loctite also make a 'Clear Silicone Waterproof Sealant' that explicitly says it's safe for aquariums
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As man I'm stupid! I saw that but I think it said not for use underwater or something
Most will say this so they are not liable if something happens but most 100% silicone will work just don't cheap out go for a trusted brand
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Old 06-28-2011, 12:05 AM   #6
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Make sure it is either GE Silicone I, or says 100% silicone or that it is foodsafe. If it makes any mention of being anti-fungal or germicidal, you dont want it. GE Silicone II is anti-fungal, and contains a toxin.
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Old 06-28-2011, 12:18 AM   #7
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What stores do you think would sell these besides a home depot? Also, where can I get a check valve?
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Lfs for the check valve or eBay you can get 10 for like 3 bucks silicone at Wally world or any building supplier
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Old 06-28-2011, 12:33 AM   #9
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Ok thank you everybody
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Old 06-28-2011, 12:47 AM   #10
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try lowes if ya can $5.49 for a 10 oz tube
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