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Aquarium safe silicone

8 years 1 month ago #30486 by Kegger22
Replied by Kegger22 on topic Aquarium safe silicone

Frank's Hardware is 1/2 hardware store, and 1/2 pet shop. There's a seperate fishroom on the east side, and he breeds in the basement.


sounds like my house but backwards as the fishroom is on the west side with all my artillary on the east

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8 years 1 month ago #30472 by Fishnut2
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You can get the "aquarium safe" chalk gun sized tubes of silicone, at Frank's Hardware. It's about 4400 west on 55th street in Chicago. They are about $8. I heard this from a trusted fish friend ... and will try to verify this within a week or two. I live about 3 miles away, and could probably pick some up to bring to a meeting. I'll try to get at least 1 tube to verify this is the Aquarium safe silicone. These tubes are normally $12 - $15 at other stores. BTW >>> Frank's Hardware is 1/2 hardware store, and 1/2 pet shop. There's a seperate fishroom on the east side, and he breeds in the basement.

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8 years 1 month ago #30471 by Kegger22
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I'm still using GE I Door and Window without any problems

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8 years 1 month ago #30470 by dragonkeeper
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Look for 100% silicone WITHOUT the bioseal.

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8 years 1 month ago #30467 by redzebra24
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In the coming days I need to reseal a tank. I am unsure of whats safe to use anymore. This thread is about 2 years old and I was just wondering if anyone had any recent news on what type of silicone is safe to use.

Thanks.

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10 years 7 months ago #16486 by madzarembski
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I am a conspiracy theory kinda person.

For example, at walmart you can buy aquatech brand filters. They are nice filters, I have used all the sized and my dad uses the largest to filter his 55 gallon guppy tank. The manual for the filters tell you to call marineland for any technical issues. The filters are exactly the same as the penguin filters before they developed the biowheel.

So with that in mind - I believe all-glass, now aqueon, had GE stop labeling their silicone "safe for aquariums" so that they could have GE make a special tube that says "all-glass aquarium silicone" and can charge twice as much for it.


We have a lot in common I think....

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10 years 7 months ago #16485 by rm-slover
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I am a conspiracy theory kinda person.

For example, at walmart you can buy aquatech brand filters. They are nice filters, I have used all the sized and my dad uses the largest to filter his 55 gallon guppy tank. The manual for the filters tell you to call marineland for any technical issues. The filters are exactly the same as the penguin filters before they developed the biowheel.

So with that in mind - I believe all-glass, now aqueon, had GE stop labeling their silicone "safe for aquariums" so that they could have GE make a special tube that says "all-glass aquarium silicone" and can charge twice as much for it.

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10 years 7 months ago #16482 by madzarembski
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I would take the GE II off and reseal with a GE Window & Door I without any additives. I was under the impression they removed the "aquarium safe" for liability issues and not because they changed the product at all. I bought a tube of GE Window & Door I back in September from Home Depot. It makes no mention of the bioseal additive. it I took a look at the GE website and I think the difference between I & II is the bioseal additive. I think its ok. I hope its ok :-  , since I have 3 tanks that have been running with fish ffor a few months with the silicone in them.
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10 years 7 months ago #16481 by jdubcichlids
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should I take the top back off and buy a new one or put goldfish in it and see what they do

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10 years 7 months ago #16451 by redzebra24
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I think the fact that it is GE II it won't work. Kitchen and Bath has chemicals to kill mold aswell. I would personally not risk it.

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