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unibond anti mould sealant. safe for aquariums when dry?

I have a leaky fluval 305 external filter and after looking at it, i think i can fix the leak pretty easily. Its an old filter so i dont want to spend any money on aquarium silicone but i do have some unibond silicone left over from when i refurbished the bathroom recently.

Its a water proof silicone that you use around the edge of showers and sinks etc. Although it wont be in the tank itself, and will be used to plug a few minor leaks around the seal of the filter, im worried it may be toxic to fish even when dry.
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Re: unibond anti mould sealant. safe for aquariums when dry?

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I have a leaky fluval 305 external filter and after looking at it, i think i can fix the leak pretty easily. Its an old filter so i dont want to spend any money on aquarium silicone but i do have some unibond silicone left over from when i refurbished the bathroom recently.

Its a water proof silicone that you use around the edge of showers and sinks etc. Although it wont be in the tank itself, and will be used to plug a few minor leaks around the seal of the filter, im worried it may be toxic to fish even when dry.

I would not use anything with mold inhibitors, yes, they are toxic....GE silicone 1, or similar products are best...
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Re: unibond anti mould sealant. safe for aquariums when dry?

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Re: unibond anti mould sealant. safe for aquariums when dry?

i thought as much. Just wanted to double check. thanks guys.
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Re: unibond anti mould sealant. safe for aquariums when dry?

Correct, no mold stuff in tank. Even when dry it has the inhibitors.

The non-inhibitor ones like some (not all) of the GE1 are ok the next day (smells like vinegar); and the GE2's are ok once dried for 2 weeks (smells like ammonia). Just need to read the label and make sure it says nothing about mold. If in doubt just get aquarium sealant like ASI or AGA.


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Re: unibond anti mould sealant. safe for aquariums when dry?

Just an FYI-If you set up kiddie pools to breed outdoors you need to avoid anti-algae additives in the liner. I use Intex pools cheap, safe durable.
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