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Old 05-06-2016, 02:05 AM
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So I know this has probably been beat to death, but I was wondering what people's thoughts are on silicone for tanks? I've read through a few past threads from last year, and wondering if the GE scs1200 is still the consensus?
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Old 05-06-2016, 02:52 AM
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Can't beat the price on the SCS1200 verses Aqueon @ nearly $20/cartridge
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Anybody have any experiences with the Aqueon?

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Anybody have any experiences with the Aqueon?
That's what I use. I don't care that it costs more than hardware store silicone because I don't have to worry about bad ingredients from unknown product changes or some other scary thing.
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RTV silicone worked really well for me. It holds better than the Aqueon.
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newflex 333 aquarium silicone-$ 6 a ten oz tube
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So for my next question, roughly how much silicone would I require for a 79x18x16 tank with eurobrace?
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Old 05-06-2016, 04:31 PM
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2 10 oz tubes
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Old 05-06-2016, 05:23 PM
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check thebrinc member on canreef .. he put his massive 10ft long tank together himself on his property and used RTV 108 or the 100 series.... glass thickness does play a part to to help increase the safety factor. I believe one aims at 9X allowing for bubbles on the seal, etc. There on formulae on the hydrostatic forces based on your tank dimensions.
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