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Thread: Red Silicon Decor
08-26-2013, 08:21 PM #1Junior Member Guppy
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Red Silicon Decor
Hi, I just made a red fan coral using Red silicon (used in making gasket in car engines), it turned out beautiful, allowing it to cure for a few days before introducing it in my aquarium. I am just wondering if the Red Silicon is safe for the fish, has anyone ever used it before?
08-26-2013, 10:22 PM #2
I would suggest not using it until you could find your answer
Automotive silicone has chemical additives allowing it to be heat resistant. I would be surprised if those chemicals were safe to use in a aquarium, but I certainly could be wrong about that. Perhaps get a copy of the MSDS sheet from the manufacture. You can look up the listed ingredients to see if there is anything that could harm fish or even bacteria.If you take your time to do the research FIRST, you can successfully set-up and keep ANY type of aquarium with ease.
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