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08-18-2012 05:15 PM
pandamonium yeah the GE silicone 2 has mold inhibitors so stay away from that. there are also aquarium safe silicones made specially for building aquariums and such. I would have bought that if I could find it (which I did after I bought the GE!)
08-18-2012 03:33 PM
tetra10
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Originally Posted by pandamonium View Post
It's definitely worth it to build the inline heater. It's customizable with the heater you want and it's cheap too (PVC isn't too expensive). The only thing to make sure to do is get aquarium safe silicone and let it cure before using it. I used GE Silicone I i think? It's the one without mold inhibitors. You don't want mold inhibitors.

oh yeah, i already read about which silicones are safe. i think i got GE too because it said 100% silicone.
08-18-2012 03:32 AM
pandamonium It's definitely worth it to build the inline heater. It's customizable with the heater you want and it's cheap too (PVC isn't too expensive). The only thing to make sure to do is get aquarium safe silicone and let it cure before using it. I used GE Silicone I i think? It's the one without mold inhibitors. You don't want mold inhibitors.
08-18-2012 02:38 AM
tanks4allthefish I am starting mine tomorrow. The same as "pandamonium", with a 150W Eheim Jager.
08-18-2012 02:24 AM
pandamonium Check my signature I built one using PVC and an Eheim Jager heater!
08-18-2012 02:10 AM
tetra10
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Hi tetra10,

Schedule 40 PVC and Schedule 80 PVC (higher pressure) are inert.
thanks!
08-17-2012 04:22 PM
Seattle_Aquarist Hi tetra10,

Schedule 40 PVC and Schedule 80 PVC (higher pressure) are inert.

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PVC pressure pipe and fittings systems are non-toxic, odorless, and tasteless. The National Sanitation Foundation lists them for use with drinking water.
08-17-2012 04:17 PM
tetra10
DIY inline heater!

hey guys, im planning on making a DIY inline heater but im not sure if PVC is aquarium safe. if any one knows where to get PVC and PVC fittings that are 100% aquarium safe, please let me know!

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