Thread: How to resilicone a tank.
11-18-2010, 05:21 PM #41
I am so glad I read this thread. I have some GE II which I will take back to Lowes. Would anyone be willing to post a list of good silicones to use? In my Lowes I didn't see anything marked "aquarium safe."
07-04-2011, 05:05 PM #42Originally Posted by Northernguy
07-27-2011, 04:13 PM #43
I just contacted GE's silicone department and asked them the infamous "Is GE Silicone I safe for aquarium use" question. Their official response:
"As far as the product being safe, yes it is. It will not leach any toxins into the water. But, it will not hold up submerged underwater continuous."
The question and response was asked on July 27, 2011.
As for the MSDS on the product; if my memory serves me correct...all the "bad stuff" is when the silicone is wet. A lot of the additives are used to help cure it to a rubber state. I know I use a lot of sealants/epoxies/resins at work, and they are all horrible for your health uncured. Once they are cured, they are safe.
A good example of this is PVC glue. It contains Methyl-Ethyl-Ketone (MEK) which is known to destroy kidney's and liver...and yet once it has fully cured..it is OK for use in potable water systems.
Hope this could be of help."I am a nice shark, not a mindless eating machine. If I am to change this image, I must first change myself. Fish are friends, not food"
06-04-2012, 09:04 PM #44Member Molly
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Lowe's has a tool for spreading caulk in corners. It is made of black rubber and dry silicone will just peel off. Very handy. Look for a black rubber triangle with a yellow handle.
08-02-2012, 02:22 PM #45
This was just what i needed thank you so much
08-12-2012, 08:14 PM #46Originally Posted by janeskid
10-24-2012, 10:06 PM #47
Thank you so much for this article it was just what I was looking for
11-17-2012, 08:32 PM #48
BRILLIANT! Just what I needed to see, I'm thinking of making my own aquarium
01-01-2013, 11:47 PM #49
I just resiliconed a tank. Everything looks good except I messed up one spot near one of the upper corners. I don't want to try putting water in it until I fix that spot.
Do I need to redo the whole inside of the tank or is it possible to just remove the silicone from the one side and just redo the one side? I know I shouldn't just add more silicone over the messed up spot.
01-02-2013, 05:43 PM #50
wow, I didnt know that! will you be posting any pics? it would surely help some of us newbees get an idea of what we are getting into