difference between normal clear silicone sealer and the type for fish tanks

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    Was pondering what the difference is between normal clear silicone and the "special" type you get from LFS.
     
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    The one has a fungicide in whilst the other doesn't. You can use marine silicone from the hardware store...
     
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    Difference between Normal Clear Marine Silicone and the "special" type at the LFS is the price.
     
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    so one could use the standard run of the mill clear silicon to do sump repairs of changes?
     
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    you can use the standard MARINE one, not just any clear silicone, buy it from a hardware like builders warehouse
     
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    will the standard one be harmful to use then?
     
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    yes make sure is the "marine" one.
     
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    oh ok then - will make sure to get the one that says marine
     
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    Well done pugsly you learn quickly. You will find it at builder's it is the bostic marine silicone
     
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