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Is this sealant safe?
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Alistair
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PostPosted: 2009.03.07(Sat)16:12    Post subject: Is this sealant safe? Reply with quote

I wanted to buy some silicon glass sealant for use in a tank.

But I wasn't sure if it was safe for the tank.

Following are the details of the product:

Dow Corning - Silicon Structural Adhesive.

Contains:
Carbon black, polydimethylsiloxane, Dimethylvinyl, Calcium Carbonate, Trade secret Alkoxyfunctional Siloxane.

Does this stuff seem safe for use in aquaria? It was described as General Purpose sealant on the tube. Or do I have to get specific Glass sealant.
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Darkblade48
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Location: Yokohama, Japan

PostPosted: 2009.03.07(Sat)21:42    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm not sure whether this product is safe or not, but a suggestion (if it's available) is to get GE's window silicone (the one without mildew protection). I know this works, as it is what I use.

In general, you can use silicone as long as it does not contain any other additives, such as mildew resistant chemicals, etc.
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PostPosted: 2009.04.24(Fri)14:32    Post subject: Reply with quote

Just GE silicon 1, clear 100% silicon
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