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Old 07-13-2011, 11:44 AM   #1
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I have silicone that say it's 100% silicone, but also says it's mildew resistant. So is it aquarium safe?
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Old 07-13-2011, 11:50 AM   #2
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I would not use that since some chemicals used to make it mildew resistant is toxic to fish, look for silicone that states aquarium safe.
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The window and door stuff from 3M is what I use. There's a version out that does say 100%, but has mildew reducers in it and I wouldn't use it.
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A common silicone that is used is GE silicone 1 or 2, but only the window and door one. These are easy to find, and I got mine at wal-mart. Just make sure it has time to cure completely. By the time I set up my siliconed refugium, it would have cured for 2 weeks.
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Thanks! I'll look for a different brand probably the 3M
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Old 07-13-2011, 01:01 PM   #6
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There's a brand called LOCTITE that I use, in the little tubes (not for a caulking gun) that says aquarium safe on it and I get it at lowes.

I have also used window and door silicone 1 from walmart.
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