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Which silicone is better??

Postby jaikishanpatel » Tue Jul 19, 2016 4:19 am

Which silicone is better?

This is the first time I will be repairing/ building an Aquarium at home. I have researched and found that some are using specific brands and some just go with regular General Purpose sealant. I am bit confused here. I checked 2 LFS and noticed they were using Wacker GP Silicone Sealant which comes at Rs. 145/-.

I checked for the same one in entire city but did not find a single clue.....Each one of them has different Brands, Neoseal, Dow Corning, Araldite, Dr. Fixit, Jaaduji, and other local brands. These brands does not hold my trust.

I want to know, which one is BEST and will be READILY AVAILABLE in VADODARA (GUJARAT).

Details of Tank and Repair:

24" x 15" x 15"
Bottom glass (24" x 15")is cracked.
Will be replacing with new 5mm glass.

Thanks!! Waiting for your suggestions!!
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Re: Which silicone is better??

Postby pritam089 » Tue Jul 19, 2016 5:31 am

I have used resibond transparent silicon for tank of 3x1.5x1.5. 140 bucks a tube.(8mm glass)
GE also works.try to get silicon that does not contains anti milddew.that is 100% silicon with out any additives.

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Re: Which silicone is better??

Postby pritam089 » Tue Jul 19, 2016 5:32 am

U can get online.if not available locally

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Re: Which silicone is better??

Postby jaikishanpatel » Tue Jul 19, 2016 1:06 pm

I checked on Amazon, it is in a Pack of 5.... I think I will need only one.
Thanks for sharing your experience. I will check and buy the one without anti milddew.
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Re: Which silicone is better??

Postby subha » Tue Jul 19, 2016 1:33 pm

dow corning is good enough for ur purpose..
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Re: Which silicone is better??

Postby sabarinadh » Tue Jul 19, 2016 6:15 pm

There are lot of variants in Dow Corning, can you please specify which one is best for fish tanks. If you buy online please mention the website and price.

Also if anyone buy it from any hardware store in Hyderabad or Vizag, please post the shop details and price.

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Re: Which silicone is better??

Postby subha » Wed Jul 20, 2016 4:25 am

this red one.
though there is a warning that it is not safe for aquarium building..
i used it on my 5 feeter.so u can be sure that it is safe enough
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Re: Which silicone is better??

Postby sabarinadh » Wed Jul 20, 2016 6:34 am

subha wrote:this red one.
though there is a warning that it is not safe for aquarium building..
i used it on my 5 feeter.so u can be sure that it is safe enough


You got it from hardware store or in online. Please mention the price and website/Store address.
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Re: Which silicone is better??

Postby jaikishanpatel » Thu Jul 21, 2016 11:03 am

Guys, I checked for Dow Corning but they had Neutral Care which does not look like one in above picture. But luckily in one shop I found Wacker GP silicone. This is the one LFS use here. So I am happy finally got this one.

If you wanna have a look at the product, here is the ebay link: http://www.ebay.in/itm/262263495547?aff_source=Sok-Goog
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Re: Which silicone is better??

Postby Hobbyistdeb » Mon Jul 25, 2016 12:02 pm

Resibond 2010.. Is good than GP.. 100%silicon.. Also called resibond transparent

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