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Old 04-15-2011, 06:32 AM   #1
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Silicone sealer for aquariums

Hi, I am going to try and reseal a 55 gal I have and wanted to know what type of silicone I need to use to keep it aquarium safe?
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Old 04-15-2011, 07:28 AM   #2
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If I remember correctly silicone I is the one you want, silicone II has antibacterials added. Definitely use a caulking gun.
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I use the one Marineland makes.
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I used the DAP brand silicone. You can get it at HD or Lowes and it says "aquarium safe" on the packaging with a picture of a fish on it.

DAP Products - Construction Adhesives - DAPģ Household/Aquarium Adhesive Sealant
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GE Silicone 1. I tend to find any "aquarium sealant" comes in teeny tiny tubes. I prefer the tubes for a big job like this.

If you look at the tubes, choose anything without "mold barriers" or "mold protection".
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You may want to consider black silicone. AGA makes a black silicone that comes in a caulking tube. Many tanks come with it now. With a painted black background it looks great.
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