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    Is GE Silicone II safe for my aquarium??

    I'm almost done with my 40breeder setup and need to silicone the overflow. I picked up some GE Silicone II from Home Depot... It is 100% silicone and doesn't say anything about any mold inhibitors.. I'm pretty sure i've used the same stuff on my aquariums before, but I never noticed the part that said not for aquarium use. They don't carry aquarium safe silicone at lowes or HD here. But if it's 100% silicone and doesn't have any added chemicals then why wouldn't any work?? any thoughts?

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    I'm pretty sure you are ok as long as there's no mold stuff in it.

    I just read up on this myself and decided not to use the GE. I ended up buying the silicone that bulk reef supply sells. I was told that you can get aquarium silicone at petco as well.
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    It isn't worth it. You are going to spend more than $10 for a fingernail frag of a coral, just spend the extra money and pick up an AGE silicone from your LFS. I purchased a silicone 6 years ago without any mold warnings and it ended up killing more than $100 worth of frags.

    This is one of those money saving moments that is not worth it. Spend the extra $5 for the AGE tube and forget the risk.
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    II has the mold inhibitors in it, I think. I is the way to go, the window one with no mold inhibitors.
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    Get 100% silicone product that is FDA approved without any additives.

    For example GE Silicone I is a safe brand, but Silicone II is not because of the additive. This is the one from Home Depot, not sure if Lowes carries it.

    DAP 100% silicone works well too, just make sure it is the one that is 100% silicone with no additives.
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    yes , dont use the one with the mold inhibitors , i use GE silcone for windows and door and i make sure its the one that doesnt have the "mold inhibitors" i forget which one is which I or II , i just check the lable.
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    NOOOOO If you use II it will nuke your tank. I knew someone that used it and they had this clear slime all over the place. You must use I for GE.
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    Great, I'm glad I just picked up siliconeI caulking now
    thanks guys!!

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    Good.... i use II once and had to trough out the sand and the freshly made water and start all over..... "I" is OK
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    all done, here's the finished product Now I'm just waiting for my LED's

    pardon all of the dirt, i still haven't cleaned the underside of the tank after i drilled it

 

 

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