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    Exclamation Silicone warning

    Hi all,
    For years I and many others have used GE silicone as an aquarium Sealant.. I went to buy some the other day and noticed that Both Type 1 and 2 both are now made with some kind of mold inhibitor... BIOSEAL..

    http://www.geadvancedmaterials.com/g...l/bioseal.html


    I would not advise using the GE Silicone anylonger if it has this additive.


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    I wouldn't use any of them unless it sayes "Food Safe" on the label..

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    Default Re: SiliconE warning

    There used to be one that said not for aquariums and one that did not list it as " not for aquariums"..That was the one that was used...even though it didn't say it was aquarium safe...now both say not for aquariums and contain that new additive.

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    Thanks for the warning Al! That is very good to know!

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    thanks for the update Al. here are a couple of links for "aquarium safe" silicone sealants

    http://www.dap.com/product_details.aspx?product_id=32

    http://www.drsfostersmith.com/produc...CID=C12188x007

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    Thanks for the Links Tim,
    Lowes sells The Dap Sealer here...Its what I went with when I saw the GE Label change.... Its a bit more expensive than the GE, but still far cheaper than dead fish.......

    the 2.8fl oz was enough to do a 40Gal tank...barely...and thats only $4.00 .

    I just know alot of people, particularly old timers use the GE...Its come up before here...

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    Good Info to have

    I've always been a little leary and just bought the ones that are marked "aquarium sealant" just to play safe. Costs A LOT more, but like AL said, cheaper than dead fish
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    Default Re: SiliconE warning

    Not to be a wise guy, but that should be "siliconE", silicon is what computer chips are made of.
    There are 10 types of people on this planet; those who understand binary, and those who don't.

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    Default Re: SiliconE warning

    Not to be a wise guy, but that should be "siliconE", silicon is what computer chips are made of.

    Changes Made Larry I went back and changed it all to SiliconE

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    I had posted this a few months ago, Al....

    http://forum.simplydiscus.com/showthread.php?t=52195

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    I think July was one of those months I missed Joe@! Yep you posted it then! Belated thanks !

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    Default Re: SiliconE warning

    I am re doing my tank as of now and I know someone mentioned here about
    a good Silicon "Remover".....

    Anyone????????

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    Quote Originally Posted by markstr View Post
    I am re doing my tank as of now and I know someone mentioned here about
    a good Silicon "Remover".....

    Anyone????????
    A razor blade and some elbow grease. I clean up the sides with some steel wool afterwards. It gets the last of the residue off.

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    Ya,
    I have most of it off with a Razor already but I saw somewhere on the forums that there is a "Cleaner" that gets off the little parts still stuck...

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    Default Re: SiliconE warning

    Quote Originally Posted by brewmaster15 View Post
    Hi all,
    For years I and many others have used GE silicone as an aquarium Sealant.. I went to buy some the other day and noticed that Both Type 1 and 2 both are now made with some kind of mold inhibitor... BIOSEAL..

    http://www.geadvancedmaterials.com/g...l/bioseal.html


    I would not advise using the GE Silicone any longer if it has this additive.


    hth,
    al
    Thanks for the heads up Brew....I was ready to fix 2 50 gallon tanks today...I have 2 tubs of the GE Silicone...I thought the label looked different. I guess I will head down to Lowe's later on today and get the DAP...

    Dan

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