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zum14
05-27-2010, 02:53 AM
Hey, so im trying to track down a case of silicone. Ive read through a lot of the great debates on silicone. Im thinking maybe GE 1200 black. I have a tank im going to do and one I need to re seal so I figured a case. It seems tough to track down in PG. Maybe im calling the wrong places. Anyone know where to get some, or in Van too works.Thanks.

Madreefer
05-27-2010, 03:06 AM
Stay away from any LFS. Too expensive. Try Northern Hardware. It's cheap there and they have aquarium safe silicone.

whatcaneyedo
05-27-2010, 03:09 AM
Home Hardware sells regular clear 'safe for aquariums' (thats what it says on the tube) silicone in both caulking gun tubes and hobby size tubes.

tinman
05-27-2010, 03:12 AM
go to home hardware
weathershield interior/exterior green label says right on it safe for aquariums
3 pak for 10 bucks
6 months no issues in my sump!
weathershield part#2031-205
300ml tube

zum14
05-27-2010, 03:16 AM
Ya Ive used that stuff for a reseal job, but for the tank im going to build im thinking i had better find a construction grade silicone to hold everything together. Also im kinda keen on trying black for this next one. Thanks though.

shrimpchips
05-27-2010, 03:17 AM
Acklands Grainger will have all the construction grade silicones you need for your tank:
http://maps.google.ca/maps/place?hl=en&resnum=0&um=1&ie=UTF-8&q=prince+george+acklands+grainger&fb=1&gl=ca&hq=acklands+grainger&hnear=prince+george&cid=15676590058500095657

zum14
05-27-2010, 03:21 AM
Acklands Grainger will have all the construction grade silicones you need for your tank:
http://maps.google.ca/maps/place?hl=en&resnum=0&um=1&ie=UTF-8&q=prince+george+acklands+grainger&fb=1&gl=ca&hq=acklands+grainger&hnear=prince+george&cid=15676590058500095657

Ive never tried them, ill call and ask, Thanks!

lastlight
05-27-2010, 04:16 AM
Here's a great read on silicones. I read the whole thing one night it gets heated! But from here and reading over the past few years I hear a ton of good things about the GE RTV 108. I have heard of many using the 1200 tho as well.

http://www.monsterfishkeepers.com/forums/showthread.php?t=118131

bvlester
05-27-2010, 06:31 AM
3M also has a new silicone for marine applications I am going to give it a go on my next tank. Once cured it should be fine I believe it's an RTV type silicone. It's about $12.00 a tube clear only and I mean really clear.
Bill

zum14
05-27-2010, 07:04 AM
3M also has a new silicone for marine applications I am going to give it a go on my next tank. Once cured it should be fine I believe it's an RTV type silicone. It's about $12.00 a tube clear only and I mean really clear.
Bill

Ill do some research on that, this tank im building though is already going to be a "test" so I want to eliminate the silicone as a possible and go with a tried and tested. Thanks for the info though.

zum14
05-27-2010, 07:19 AM
Here's a great read on silicones. I read the whole thing one night it gets heated! But from here and reading over the past few years I hear a ton of good things about the GE RTV 108. I have heard of many using the 1200 tho as well.

http://www.monsterfishkeepers.com/forums/showthread.php?t=118131

Ya Im a member there as well, read that one. I dont think its possible to have an opinion thread without an arguement ensuing. Thanks for the info though. Going to phone Acklands in the am and see if they have the GE1200. Will use one of the alternatives as a backup.

AllClearPG
06-15-2010, 06:08 PM
Canadian Tire has tubes for $6.99 clear or black. Any silicone is 'Aquarium Safe' once dry, btw... Just don't use anything with a latex base. While it's fine and will not result in toxic leeching into your tank, I have not had much success in repairing leaks with it over time. It seems to break down if it has long-term immersion, whereas silicone does not (if done right). There is an AB aquarium manufacturer - who needs not be mentioned - whose silicone jobs are consistently terrible, and anytime I repair a tank, it is invariably one of his... Make sure you squeeze out any air bubbles to get a good seal, and you'll be fine.

Cheers!