Black silicone!!!

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  1. JAM

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    has anyone got a couple tubes of black silicone lying arround they want to sell to me? cant find any aquarium grade in durban! den braven discontinued theirs < wurth only has clear. who else do i try guys???
     
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    I always got mine from Idol Marine but they are a bit far for you. Someone will help you out though.
     
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    yoh i hope so... i wat to build this tank on the weekwnd lol! H E L P
     
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    im busy chatting to a few suppliers that supply us here at work and i have 3 possible alternitives to the den braven.. just waiting for product data sheets to compare..
     
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    THANX LESLE. eagerly awaiting
     
  7. Johan van Aardt

    Johan van Aardt I love marines [R.I.P.]

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    any updates on this leslie?
     
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    Its going slowly. Getting samples of the 3 items to try out. The manufacturer says the only difference to the marine in their range is the pigment. So im hoping to have found a solution. Will update as soon as I get the products
     
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    Dow Corning 895 is an option. Hard to get hold of in small amounts, IME.
     
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    any news on the black silicone?
     
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    nope i ended up using clear!!!!! not first option but just glad my new buils up and running to tell you the truth
     
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    As far as I know Dorry Pets in Centurion still has Den Braven black silicon.
     
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    been working with dow corning 895 still under trial, but it cleans off a little to well for my liking.
     
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    I'm also on the hunt for aquarium safe black silicone in Durban . ..

    Anyone have a tube to sell?

    TM
     
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    What do you mean by this? That it doesn't stick to the glass properly once cured?
     
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    it came off a little easily from a cleaning perspective when compared to the clear. i have a tank running with it for just over 12 months so no problem yet..

    so far testing is going well..

    incedently the tank i build for the aquarium (hexagonal) out of bostick black "car" is also still running and i did that one over 4 years ago.
     
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    Do you have fish/inverts/corals in the hex tank?
     
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    it housed seahorses and juvenile fish, but the tank was small .700 deep by .300 x .300 so im not to sure how it wilhold to a big volume, but adhesion is way better than what i am currently using. at least 50% better imo

    i say this because it (bistick black) leaves a residue when scraped with a blade which needs a sharper blade tp scrape off the balance.

    the 895 comes off with ho hassle at all.
     
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    And the fungicide in bostick black didn't kill your inhabitants? No fatalities, sickness etc? How about chemistry? any changes? Fluctuations?
     
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    well the tank wasnt mine and to be honest black silicone tanks were non existant down here back then, silicone was silicone :)

    we know better now.

    i think its currently running with fish in but if they have lost any it would be difficult to establish f it were the silicone as the fish housed in there were generally juveniles that were caught and being taught to feed. so losses would be high.
     
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    I've also noticed this. Makes me a little concerned.
     
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