Ge silicone

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  1. RickG

    RickG Well-Known Member

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    hey I was wondering if this silicone I used to reseal my tank can't be used. My tank has been setup since December. I had a cyano issue because of some pukani I believe were leaching phosphates. Took them out and used chemi clean twice and so far so good. I have a couple of fish (pair of clowns, chromis, yellow tang, sail fin and flame angel) that are doing fine but I'm having trouble keeping snails but crabs are fine. I have recently read that silicone 2 causes crashes etc. and would like to know if maybe it's the silicone. I'm trying to identify the problem. Any input is appreciated, thanks!

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    psirex Well-Known Member

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    Just buy the stuff from your LFS....
    I have heard that the GE is fine but you need to wait until there is NO SMELL before using the tank (Full curing times vary depending in climate)
     
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    the mold free is what would have turned me off from using it.
     
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    It is fine 100% silicone
     
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    bif24701 Well-Known Member Build Thread Contributor

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    Yup, +1. But certainly need to let it gas off at least 1 week, 2 is better. Silicon especially in between two glass panes needs time to fully cure and gas off.
     
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    jmt1030 Well-Known Member

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    When I did my tank, all my research pointed me in the direction of GE I and NOT GE II because of the mold free additives.

    I'm not sure about the validity of it, but that's what my I found while researching.
     
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    McArcher Well-Known Member

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    Mold free = bad.
    Unless it specifically says "aquarium safe" I would not use it. You are not saving money if you kill everything in your tank.
     
  8. RickG

    RickG Well-Known Member

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    I resealed in December , if I could back I would obviously get it from my LFS. I'm just wondering if it's safe or not lol. Research points to that it isn't, I'm getting mixed feedback and my fish are fine. So idk if I should be waiting for a crash or not
     
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    That's fine.. I used 2 years ago to seal my 40 gallon tank... and have no problems... I did he whole tank my self!!! [​IMG]
     
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