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GE Silicone 1 FYI

Discussion in 'General Freshwater' started by Ricksza, Jan 11, 2019.

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    A lot of people have been asking about silicone for the aquariums. Going by the many recommendations across the internet I used GE 100% Silicone 1. After someone pointed out to me the under the instructions it says "Not for underwater/aquarium use", for my own peace of mind, I contacted Momentive (manufacturer who makes it for GE). Their response was: "We would recommend removing the silicone. It is not designed for aquarium/below water line use because it may fail when submerged for continual use and harm your fish". What they mean by fail, I don't know, breakdown, crumble, lose adhesion? Since it's not in a critical area (used to glue a divider in a tank), I'm going to just keep an eye on it, but I will not be using it again in any of my aquariums. Take it or leave it, this is my opinion.
     
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    They say that to cover their arses in case something goes wrong. Liability. 100% pure silicone is 100% pure silicone.
     
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    That is not the case. Even the ones for bath say "100% silicone". If the additives are below a certain percentage they do not have to be listed. 100% silicone means it is not modified with latex caulk, or acrylic or anything else. It can still have mildicides in it and be 100% silicone
     
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    Then buy one that says it does not have mildicides... they are labelled quite clearly.
     
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