zebra safe silicon

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zebra safe silicon

Post by mcm83 » Mon Feb 26, 2007 4:35 am

what route should i go in terms of aquarium safe silicon other than the all-glass brand?

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Post by Plastic Mac » Mon Feb 26, 2007 10:52 am

I'm not exactly sure what you're asking but any aquarium safe silicon will be safe for zebs too.

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Post by Pete » Mon Feb 26, 2007 11:21 pm

I know what you're asking.

GE Silicone I.
It's not an illusion, it just looks like one.

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Post by eklikewhoa » Tue Feb 27, 2007 1:42 pm

You can buy the big tubes from Drsfostersmith.com and that's for sure aquarium safe.
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Post by Pete » Tue Feb 27, 2007 1:59 pm

So's GE Silicone I.
It's not an illusion, it just looks like one.

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Post by eklikewhoa » Tue Feb 27, 2007 2:30 pm

Pete wrote:So's GE Silicone I.

Never said it wasn't, just posted some options and the ones Drsfostersmith.com, which is a pet place, sells the tubes that say "Aquarium Sealant".
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Post by ApacheDan » Tue Feb 27, 2007 5:19 pm

Pete wrote:So's GE Silicone I.
got any idea if this silcone comes in black?...would look nicer for caves..

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Post by Pete » Tue Feb 27, 2007 6:01 pm

ApacheDan wrote:got any idea if this silcone comes in black?...would look nicer for caves..
It does.
It's not an illusion, it just looks like one.

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Post by andrewcoxon » Tue Feb 27, 2007 6:04 pm

Pete wrote:So's GE Silicone I.
whats so good about that type???!

as far as i can see any aquarium silicone works fine...... :shock:

iv used 3 different types in my tank.
My Pleco's:
4 x L46
5 x L174
5 x L134
5 x L287
5 x L257
2 x L236

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Post by Pete » Tue Feb 27, 2007 8:05 pm

andrewcoxon wrote:
Pete wrote:So's GE Silicone I.
whats so good about that type???!
It's not advertised as aquarium safe. It's sold in US hardware stores for a fraction of the price you'll pay if you go to your LFS and ask for aquarium safe silicone.

I believe (although I could be wrong) that the advertising thing is because All-Glass contracts with GE to provide the same stuff in a different tube so it can be sold at an inflated price.
It's not an illusion, it just looks like one.

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Silicon......inert

Post by Carson Passey » Sun Mar 04, 2007 11:04 am

Black silicon is very much the same as the clear. Look at the tube and see what it is rated for. You want 100% silicone and not, paintable, or other types found at stores used for weatherproofing.

The fumes are really bad for you, your pets and your fish. After it has cured it 100% silicon is fine for tanks. Just give it a while to cure. 24 hour minimum and three days wouldn't be a bad idea either. It shouldn't smell of fumes.

Once the silicon has cured it is inert and will not be a burden. The black would be cool for caves. I had a friend use that and then black fine grained reptilian sand for texture. I had mixed feelings about it though. Sure it looked spectacular but I felt it was mean to the fish to make their eating/sucking surface like sandpaper.

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