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Old 06-07-2012, 10:50 AM   #11
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I would not use ge silicone to make a glass aquarium. Patch jobs, baffles for sumps, no problem.

But to make an aquarium I'd go with an RTV 100 series silicone. It's industrial strength and much much stronger than ge and will hold up to the water weight of an aquarium.
Thousands of tanks have been built using GE Silicone I. There is a stronger product from GE, SCS1200 series, that would be preferable for larger tanks, and is reputed to be what manufacturers use. A little harder to find, than GE I, but available where the trades shop. Is the RTV 100 not also a GE product?
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Wow so brave! Ok i am going to give it a shot. I looked up the other silicones you all listed about and my father work for Dow and it was a great product. I compared prices and it was $7 for the tube 10oz
Dow makes good silicone also (available under several brand names as is GE), and you will find that the caulking gun tubes cost about the same as the little squeeze tubes.
Building a tank is not difficult, although the cost of materials usually make it more costly than buying a tank. if you can get glass for free. or very cheap it makes sense.
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Old 06-09-2012, 09:23 AM   #13
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Dow makes good silicone also (available under several brand names as is GE), and you will find that the caulking gun tubes cost about the same as the little squeeze tubes.
Building a tank is not difficult, although the cost of materials usually make it more costly than buying a tank. if you can get glass for free. or very cheap it makes sense.
It's going to be a gift for my Daddy. I get my tank wholesale so I know they are cheaper
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