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Postby fishkeeper54321 » Sun Apr 22, 2012 2:14 pm

Why dont you just go to Petsmart and buy Marineland aquarium silicone for 8 dollars?
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Postby m1ke715m » Sun Apr 22, 2012 3:14 pm

cuz ge makes the marineland silicone its the same product as the one for plastic sheets and the doors and windows one
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Postby fishkeeper54321 » Sun Apr 22, 2012 3:25 pm

Oh OK Thanks going to buy some today for PVC caves.
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Re: G.E. Silicone 1

Postby Ptyochromis » Sat Jun 09, 2012 5:13 pm

I got a tube of GE silicone I window and door and proceeded to patch a 10g an a 46bow front. After its all said and done I read on the back in the smallest print ever "not for use below water level" ಠ_ಠ. Some people say safe, others say not safe. I guess I'll fill up the 10 and stick a tetra in it and see if it dies or not lol. How long should it take before I see death/sickness from whatever malicious chemicals may be in it?
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Re: G.E. Silicone 1

Postby DJRansome » Sat Jun 09, 2012 7:28 pm

It took 2-3 days for me.
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75G Calvus, Caudopunctatus, Cyp Kerenge, S Petricola
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Re: G.E. Silicone 1

Postby Ptyochromis » Sun Jun 10, 2012 9:16 am

Now I just have to find a spot for it....

But the fish had no symptoms? Just bellied up? I wold prefer to try and pull the fish out if it starts exhibiting symptoms..
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Re: G.E. Silicone 1

Postby m1ke715m » Sun Jun 10, 2012 9:08 pm

when i used the wrong kind they all laid at the bottom the next day and then started dying.. you'll know
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Re: G.E. Silicone 1

Postby BillD » Tue Jun 12, 2012 9:13 am

Ptyochromis wrote:I got a tube of GE silicone I window and door and proceeded to patch a 10g an a 46bow front. After its all said and done I read on the back in the smallest print ever "not for use below water level" ಠ_ಠ. Some people say safe, others say not safe. I guess I'll fill up the 10 and stick a tetra in it and see if it dies or not lol. How long should it take before I see death/sickness from whatever malicious chemicals may be in it?


The warning about not using below water is if used it as a caulk. It isn't marketed for aquariums.Unless something has changed, GE Silicone I for Windows and Doors, contains no mildewcides, and is safe.
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Re: G.E. Silicone 1

Postby elimsprint » Tue Dec 11, 2012 12:25 pm

I just found this link which was very helpful, http://albertaaquatica.com/index.php?showtopic=36149 I can get the Momentive RTV-103/108 through a local distributor (Interior Electronics) Anyone else in Canada looking for this product can find a retailer from this link, http://www.mgchemicals.com/distributors/canada/ab/
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Re: G.E. Silicone 1

Postby Ptyochromis » Wed Dec 12, 2012 12:04 am

Sorry, totally forgot I was going to sacrafice a fish for the sake of science

Ill, clean the tank out with vinegar, rinse and let it sit with water for a day before I add a betta to it. Should I float something like translucent plastic to lower it's stress? or just let it in the empty tank?
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Re: G.E. Silicone 1

Postby Phildo » Fri Dec 21, 2012 4:57 pm

I would test with something like a danio. Bettas don't always use their gills and they are so hardy I would still be worried about putting other fish in after.
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Re: G.E. Silicone 1

Postby B.Roberson » Sun Feb 10, 2013 4:05 pm

here's what i did, go to ANY hardware/paint store, home depot/ lowes, fred meyer,up here in the pac northwest, in the paint section ..
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.............then you dont have to worry bout ge I ge II or window /door,, kitch/bath.gutter or whatever!!....... It says safe for EVERYTHING!! :roll:
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Re: G.E. Silicone 1

Postby Iggy Newcastle » Fri May 24, 2013 7:07 pm

B.Roberson wrote:here's what i did, go to ANY hardware/paint store, home depot/ lowes, fred meyer,up here in the pac northwest, in the paint section ..
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.............then you dont have to worry bout ge I ge II or window /door,, kitch/bath.gutter or whatever!!....... It says safe for EVERYTHING!! :roll:


Hey Roberson...

Does it come in black? I read your thread about your 90. Awesome setup, btw. I remember you mentioning you wish you had not used clear silicone on the sides. The reason for asking if it comes in black.
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Re: G.E. Silicone 1

Postby italionstallion888 » Mon Jun 24, 2013 4:37 pm

I've used the all purpose ^^^ picked it up from ace. I didn't have much luck with it. Whatever you are using it on, make sure you take some sand paper to it first. I trashed it and picked up the GE sillicon 1, does a much better job. My local Ace only has it in clear, no black.
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Re: G.E. Silicone 1

Postby Borsig » Thu Aug 01, 2013 10:45 am

Is this info still accurate?

GE silicone I window and door?
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