Silicone

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  1. Zane de Beer

    Zane de Beer

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    Hallo All,

    I am in the process of building our new 1.5m tank.

    Which brand silicone is the best to use? I've built small tanks using Bostic Marine but never anything bigger than 1m :)

    All advice welcome ;)
     
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  3. Jeann1

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    HI Zane

    I have a 1.5 built with Bostic Marine - no problems so far..
     
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    Zane de Beer Thread Starter

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    Cool, what is the height and width of your tank?
     
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    My tank is 1500(l) x 600(w) x 800(h) , water level at 700
     
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    Zane de Beer Thread Starter

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    and the thickness of the glass? :)
     
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    Its a secret...:p

    Its 10 mm , Eurobraced. my silicone doesn't even show any stretch marks , tank is still as square as when it was built.
     
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    i have used it to build most of my tanks and others.
    from 6mm to 15mm glass and no issues
     
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    Zane de Beer Thread Starter

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    Thanks everyone, Bostic Marine it will be then

    (IF I cannot get a used tank for a nice price in the next few days)
     
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    Sorry to hijack your thread Zane.

    I just know about Bostick Marine, Is there other silicone that is safe to use?
     
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    Zane de Beer Thread Starter

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    No worries Q89... I'm watching this one too
     
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    leslie hempel Moderator MASA Contributor

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    good old bostick is the way to go when using clear. no other brand can come close.
     
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    I was under the impression that Den Braven Aqua Silicon was the best stuff out there at the moment?
     
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    never used their clear so i am a little bias :) but their black definatley is the bomb.
     
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