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  1. General Reef Discussion
    Hi, I need someone to help me select proper silicone safe for aquarium. I use to use GE silicone I, but seem like they don't carry that anymore. I was looking at another type said 100% silicone but it have "Cured sealant is mildew resistant" not sure if this is safe. See attached and please...
  2. Tank Specs
    greetings, I have a 110 extra high tank that has been in storage for 20 years. A divorce forced me out of the hobby after 15 years of reef keeping. It has been in a shed, no sunlight, but temp ranges from -15 to 100 degrees.(Michigan) I now have the opportunity (new house) to set it back up. My...
  3. General Reef Discussion
    I am new to the forum here. Sorry if this post is in the wrong section. A quick question: I have recently found a number of sources for colored silicone hose online. I ordered some in red and it has a really nice look and feel to it. I would like to use it for both the drain and return lines to...
  4. Reef Fish
    This is pretty much my last attempt at trying to figure out what's wrong with my tank. So long story short - I have just a 36W orbit current on my 75 gallon. I wanted an anemone so I got some chinese black box LEDs. 165W each. My tank barely required cleaning before I put these LEDs up. I had...
  5. General Reef Discussion
    So I am redoing my baffles in my sump and was wondering if this was safe: http://www.homedepot.com/catalog/productImages/400/3f/3f1f3bf2-f3f0-4c98-aebe-11b445c047b5_400.jpg I know its stated that Silicone 1 from GE is but the only two products I found were Silicone (which I assuming is 1) and...
  6. General Reef Discussion
    Hello, Some of you might remember me or know me from before. I usually come and go. If anyone does remember I got back into the tanks again when my brother gave up his hobby with saltwater tanks and gave me his 65gal, 36x18x24 tank on Feb 9, 2014. On and off for the past 9 months I have...
  7. General Reef Discussion
    I've removed the 2 shorter baffles in my sump to accomadate any drain down problems from the DT. My question is other than scraping with a flat razor should it be wiped down with anything else to remove the residue ?
  8. General Reef Discussion
    What a morning I had today. So I am laying in bed wondering should I get up or snooze the extra 20 mins before my alarm goes off. My wife gets out of bed so she can go to work and as she walks out of the bedroom all I hear is SEAN!!!!!!!!! So I run out there and the tank is leaking and lost...
  9. General Reef Discussion
    Today I need to put a backup drain on my tank. The hole is already there but its covered with a piece of siliconed glass. I removed one when I set the tank up and it was a pain. Now the tank is full of water so I expect this one to be even harder. The last one I used a nail punch to break the...
  10. General Reef Discussion
    so I was scraping my tank and noticed that the scraping was pulling up some of the silicone in the corners as well. I'm afraid that eventually it will pull up enough to cause a leak. Does anyone know if there are tanks out there that have alternative bonding techniques than silicone?? I know...
  11. General Reef Discussion
    Just a quick question guys. I'm in need of using silicone on my tank. Silicone is a HA6 marine tank safe. My tank is up and runing for a while now with fish, corals, anemones etc already in it. I need to know if using silicone on fully stocked tank is safe? Will it kill my live stock? I need to...
  12. General Reef Discussion
    Hello everyone, I just went bare bottom last weekend. During the tear down, I took advantage of the opportunity to re-inforce my stand. In the process, I think I may have caused the stand to warp. Now I have a small leak somewhere around the bottom edge of the tank. I just came home...
  13. General Reef Discussion
    Hey guys I just got a used 140 gallon tank and was holding water when I looked at it. However I decided to get some silicone (GE Marine Silicone) and jus go over the seems for safe measures. In fine print it says it contains petroleum distillates and methyltrimethoxysilane. However doesn't say...
  14. Reefing Equipment
    I walked downstairs tonight to find the inlet of my sump leaking water. It looks like the silicone seal was damaged when cleaning the sump. I drained the water below the leak and used aquarium grade silicone to seal it. How long can I safely leave the sump off before I start having problems with...
  15. The THINK Tank
    i would like to set some rock against the side of my tank, but i don't want to scratch the glass... is there a widely used solution for this problem? i was thinking about putting some silicone on the part of the rock that would be touching... will this kill my tank? is there a better option...
  16. General Reef Discussion
    Hello, I'm still new here and have just begun the long process of starting a tank. I have a used tank and was in the middle of cleaning it w/ a razor blade when I accidentally slipped and pealed a small piece of silicone off off of the inside edge of the tank. Please see photo. Although I...
  17. DIY Forum
    About 3 months ago I got a great deal on an older 125g aquarium. It’s probably about 20-25 years old but it looks as if it were never used. I have it set up with a 30g sump that I built. Well, I have had the system up and running for about 2 months or more and last night I was woken to watch my...
  18. General Reef Discussion
    Hey guys, just picked up this silicone to use in my tank, wanted to make sure I got the right stuff before I used it <img src="http://www.thereeftank.com/gallery/files/5/2/8/8/1/sam_1638.jpg" alt="Sam 1638" /> Thanks!
  19. General Reef Discussion
    Is 100% silicone ok to use to glue in my baffles? I have marine safe stuff from ace hardware but it's a small tube and kind of expensive and I'd need about 10 tubes of it
  20. General Reef Discussion
    While reading on TRT about how long to allow silicone to cure for sump baffles, I stumbled across a thread about GE silicone II. It says 100% silicone on it but it actually isn't. This stuff would have killed all of my fish and coral. I would have cried. :bawling: It looked so good too: They...
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