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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 06-06-2018, 06:20 AM Thread Starter
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Aquarium safe Silicone is not long available at home depot!

We got big problems. Home depot seem to no longer carry the Aquarium safe Silicone.

There is none within 100 miles of my address and they won't ship it out either for some reason.

https://www.homedepot.com/p/DAP-Sili...0755/100128841

All that other stuff has poison and toxic chemicals design to kill mildew.

I wonder what is going on here.


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GE type 1 door and window is completely safe for use in aquariums. They say it is not on the package for legal reasons, but it contains no mildewcides and has been used by many many people safely.
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Are you that tied to Home Depot? There are other places to get silicone. Amazon comes to mind.
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I have also used GE Silicone II window and door in the past with no negative effects (I and II window/door are both 100% silicone with no additives for mold/mildew - by it's very nature, silicone is not a mold/mildew resting place of choice) ....as long as it's fully cured before filling with water. However, if in doubt, go with GE Silicone I window/door that everyone agrees is safe.
I also believe that Aqueon is marketing an aquarium safe silicone.

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I have also used GE Silicone II window and door in the past with no negative effects (I and II window/door are both 100% silicone with no additives for mold/mildew - by it's very nature, silicone is not a mold/mildew resting place of choice) ....as long as it's fully cured before filling with water. However, if in doubt, go with GE Silicone I window/door that everyone agrees is safe.
GE Silicone II is marketed as clear kitchen and batch caulking, and even advertises a 10 year mold-free protection.

I would recommend against using it, even though it may have worked for you.

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