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nicksicle
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PostPosted: 2004.10.18(Mon)23:44    Post subject: silicon!? Reply with quote

hey, this is my first post, but I've been reading around for awhile.

I was wondering what was the best type of silicon to use to patch up some of the silicon in my new (used) fishtank. I noticed that it was really thinning out in some corners, and I'd like to patch it up.
I know that I really have to clean it before I adhere new Silicon, I just want to know what type (indoor/outdoor) and maybe even brands that are the best in your opnions! thanks!
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Tetralover
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PostPosted: 2004.10.19(Tue)4:51    Post subject: Reply with quote

Your LFS should have the aquarium sealant. If not this website is great for supplies! www.drsfostersmith.com. I find that Doctors Foster & Smith is cheaper than my LFS by a WIDE margin.
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PostPosted: 2004.10.19(Tue)9:23    Post subject: Reply with quote

Anybody ever use the 100% silicone from the hardware store?
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Cyradia
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PostPosted: 2004.10.19(Tue)10:36    Post subject: Reply with quote

luckyboy wrote:
Anybody ever use the 100% silicone from the hardware store?


All the time. You just have to make sure it's just silicon. It should have a vinegary smell.
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nicksicle
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PostPosted: 2004.10.19(Tue)13:18    Post subject: Reply with quote

so it's okay that you use silicon from a hardware store? are there any specifics on that silicon?!
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Cyradia
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PostPosted: 2004.10.19(Tue)13:54    Post subject: Reply with quote

There are...it needs to be 100% silicon and not the "fancier" stuff they make for bathroom calkings, etc. I think it's usually 'silicon I' of the brand I use...but I'm not at home and don't remember the specifics. I think SteveHampton gave out detailed information on this before where he had a brand and type he knew to be completly safe.
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pating
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PostPosted: 2004.10.19(Tue)17:53    Post subject: Reply with quote

aquarium sealant is the safest. ask your LFS for it
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Cyradia
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PostPosted: 2004.10.19(Tue)19:15    Post subject: Reply with quote

Right now I'm using DAP, 100% silicon in a blue label.
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PostPosted: 2005.02.28(Mon)15:50    Post subject: Reply with quote

is there a propper method for repairing a tank. my dad has had a 29 gallon in our garage for 10-15 years that I'm going to fil with water over spring break to see if it has any leaks.

if it does which I am predicting it will is there a propper method to refurbish an old tank?
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PostPosted: 2005.02.28(Mon)18:46    Post subject: Reply with quote

GE Clear Silicon l "Door and Window" 100% Silicone Rubber

Make sure it's fully cured, it leaches acetic acid during the curing process which could hurt the fish.
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