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I've used Clear GE 1 (avg price $4.50CDN) and WeatherShield 100% clear silicone from Home Hardware (3pk $11.97) for resealing a tank and on two 3D backgrounds.
No problems to date with either brand. Tip: I always wear disposable gloves, quick cleanup :thumb:
 

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Just bought a tube of GE I today at HD and it said 100% silicone on the front.
 

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This thread has been very helpful. I aquascaped with layered slate in my 90/gal, and I am going to silicone a few pieces together. Going to try two pieces as a sample, since most of u are using it on glass. Keeping my slate perfectly balanced when I do a teardown and rebuild is a migraine. So I will test it out and see how it works. I will let u know in about two weeks, to allow time for curing. I have to take a few pieces out of the tank and let them completely dry first, thanks all, this has been great education! :)
 

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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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It took 2-3 days for me.
 

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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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Ptyochromis said:
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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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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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 ..

.............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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B.Roberson said:
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 ..

.............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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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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