I've used pretty much all caulking of any type ~silicone,acrylic,urethane, etc~ in 30 years of construction. I've found NOTHING wrong with the G.E. silicone II in tank construction. AGAIN, it's all in the PREP AND CLEANING. If you don't do it properly, ANY sealer can fail. period. My oscars showed NO ill effects from using the silicone II.[email protected] said:Do not use the GE Silicone II Kitchen and Bath I used it to reseal my tank let it sit for 5 days then put my fish in they got sick and the silicone was peeling off. then I got Dow Corning 732 now that some good stuff.
im using GE 1 silicone window and gutter. It seems pretty strong for me, and im building a cave background using vinyl gutters.annem said:FTLOSM
Hi, I have been reading all these old posts about silicone, did you ever find something that works and will hold up when cleaning and rearranging the tank?
Hope you're still out there.
The larger size containers need to be used with a caulking gun, but the smaller tubes are like what toothpaste comes in. they're both around $4-5 at HD/Lowes, but you're getting like 11oz vs 4oz. The smaller tubes can be resealed (easier), but I dont know how long it'll keep.annem said:ok, so that would be something you would use w/ a caulking gun? and would you need cure time?
The problem is that you didn't use GE I WINDOW & DOOR, Mike. I spoke with GE two weeks ago and was told by the rep that the only version of their silicone that does not have the chemical mold and mildew inhibitor is "GE I Window & Door."m1ke715m said:i used ge silicone I kitchen bath plumbing ?