Canreef Aquatics Bulletin Board  

Go Back   Canreef Aquatics Bulletin Board > General > Reef

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old 07-31-2012, 02:30 PM
Aquattro's Avatar
Aquattro Aquattro is offline
Just a guy..
 
Join Date: Aug 2001
Location: Victoria, BC
Posts: 18,053
Aquattro is a jewel in the roughAquattro is a jewel in the roughAquattro is a jewel in the roughAquattro is a jewel in the rough
Default GE Silicone Problems..

PSA: There have been several threads recently detailing crashes and issues with tanks after using GE I or II silicone to repair or build new additions to tanks. While GE I has historically been reef safe, and I've used it myself for years, there are reports that they are now adding a mildew inhibitor to this mix as well. This seems to be verified by the crashes reported.
GE 1200 is still highly recommended, as are several other products on the market at hardware stores, marked as "aquarium safe".

Please do a search here for threads detailing the problems and alternate products to use instead.
Alternatively, if anyone wants to post in this thread what they used and where they purchased it, that might make it easier.
Please, no discussions of issues with silicone, just what you used and where you got it.

Thanks.
__________________
Brad
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 07-31-2012, 02:53 PM
Borderjumper Borderjumper is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: Victoria
Posts: 1,747
Borderjumper is on a distinguished road
Default

I've been using Adbond 005 100% silicone, its a green tube with the fish on the label. I get mine at Castle Building Center and I think Industrial paints and plastics and Ace hardware also carry it
__________________
"Rules are for the obedience of fools and the guidance of wise men."
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 07-31-2012, 04:14 PM
Aquattro's Avatar
Aquattro Aquattro is offline
Just a guy..
 
Join Date: Aug 2001
Location: Victoria, BC
Posts: 18,053
Aquattro is a jewel in the roughAquattro is a jewel in the roughAquattro is a jewel in the roughAquattro is a jewel in the rough
Default

If you're reading this after the fact, here is some useful info..

Quote:
Originally Posted by ScubaSteve View Post
The mildew inhibitors are petroleum distillates. The only thing that will remove them is aspiration by a skimmer (basically "undissolving" them) and big water changes. They don't stick to carbon. The silicone may also be leaching ammonia if it didn't cure long enough. Add an ammonia absorbing pad.

. GE didn't even list the petroleum distillates in their MSDS until recently as they were a trade secret.
__________________
Brad
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 07-31-2012, 04:30 PM
sphelps's Avatar
sphelps sphelps is offline
Member
 
Join Date: May 2006
Location: Lyalta, East of Calgary
Posts: 4,777
sphelps is on a distinguished road
Default

Is there away to determine what is bad or good by the packaging or some other test? I recently used a small amount of GE#1 but it was from a tube I've had lying around for quite some time. I never saw any effects but would like to check if possible.
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 07-31-2012, 06:42 PM
Proteus's Avatar
Proteus Proteus is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: Devon
Posts: 2,784
Proteus is on a distinguished road
Default

I went and bought weather shield silicon which states aquarium safe on the tube. From home hardware for around $7
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 07-31-2012, 06:56 PM
MarkoD's Avatar
MarkoD MarkoD is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: Edmonton Alberta
Posts: 1,904
MarkoD is on a distinguished road
Default

If the bottle says 100% silicone, it's safe to use.

99.999999......% or less is not safe to use
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 07-31-2012, 07:00 PM
Aquattro's Avatar
Aquattro Aquattro is offline
Just a guy..
 
Join Date: Aug 2001
Location: Victoria, BC
Posts: 18,053
Aquattro is a jewel in the roughAquattro is a jewel in the roughAquattro is a jewel in the roughAquattro is a jewel in the rough
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by MarkoD View Post
If the bottle says 100% silicone, it's safe to use.

This is not accurate info. This thread is to list products you've used successfully, and where you bought it.
__________________
Brad
Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old 07-31-2012, 07:02 PM
MarkoD's Avatar
MarkoD MarkoD is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: Edmonton Alberta
Posts: 1,904
MarkoD is on a distinguished road
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Aquattro View Post
This is not accurate info. This thread is to list products you've used successfully, and where you bought it.
GE 100% silicon bough at Rona.

Never an issued, used as recently as a month ago to add bubble trap to sump
Reply With Quote
  #9  
Old 07-31-2012, 07:57 PM
Reef Puffer's Avatar
Reef Puffer Reef Puffer is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: Salmon Arm
Posts: 186
Reef Puffer is on a distinguished road
Default

is it safe? or is it not?
Reply With Quote
  #10  
Old 07-31-2012, 11:28 PM
The Grizz's Avatar
The Grizz The Grizz is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: 15 min NE of Red Deer
Posts: 5,470
The Grizz will become famous soon enough
Default

GE SCS1200 is all I will use EVER. I know for a FACT 2 tank builders use it & nothin but. I bought a case of black at Sabic PolyMerShapes as well as some from Concepts in Calgary.
__________________
Feed the bear goodies, make a new friend, don't feed the bear...............

8' - 165gal Reef
DIY LED's Build
2012 Nano Contest Winner
Febuary 2013 POTM Winner
300 gal + 60 gal Complete DIY Build
Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump


All times are GMT. The time now is 07:23 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.7.3
Copyright ©2000 - 2021, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.