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    Fish Dad - Reefkeeper CR Member
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    Trying to reseal the front of my display tank before I get it set up.
    The existing silicone was coming off and contained black mode spots.
    I cant seem to find any silicone that is 100% silicone and says it aquarium safe or is water proof.

    If your read the small print -ALL that I find state "not recommended for continuous under water use".

    I can find small tubes at local fish shops but only 3oz., and I tried that, not happy with results as you can not get an even application.

    THANKS

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    You haven't checked with me Jim
    Quote Originally Posted by Fish Dad View Post
    Trying to reseal the front of my display tank before I get it set up.
    The existing silicone was coming off and contained black mode spots.
    I cant seem to find any silicone that is 100% silicone and says it aquarium safe or is water proof.

    If your read the small print -ALL that I find state "not recommended for continuous under water use".

    I can find small tubes at local fish shops but only 3oz., and I tried that, not happy with results as you can not get an even application.

    THANKS

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    larryandlaura - Reefkeeper
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    Did you try Lowes or Home Depot? That's where I mine.
    Hi my name is Larry and I'm a coral addict!
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    Fish Dad - Reefkeeper CR Member
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    HD & Lowes both have 100% silicone (DAP brand) but when you read the fine print it says "not recommended for continuous under water use"

    Andy if you got some in stock i will come over and get it.

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    larryandlaura - Reefkeeper
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    I've used it on my sumps for years and it hasn't failed me yet. Andy can order a tube that fits in a caulk gun. Thats your best bet.
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    Fish Dad - Reefkeeper CR Member
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    Reef Paradise - Andy, had the Caulk so picked some up.

    Dale helped get it done right and it looks great....

    I will tell you that the Silicone I got from Andy at Reef Paradise is A LOT better then the 3oz tube you get at the hardware which says its made for aquariums.
    It went on so much smoother that we didn't have any problem getting a real smooth application.

    If your doing a display tank don't waste you time on the small tubes, get the 10oz good stuff and make life easier....



    THANKS
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