White tile grout for rock

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  1. Mekaeel

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    Hi guys

    Has anyone here used white tile grout for making rock? Will it be safe for our tanks, or will there be anything that may leach in the water?
     
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    Never used tile grout but used white cement with no issues...
     
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    Think there is a difference between the two dude? I have made up a few structures that has been curing, but I am a bit sceptical to use it..
     
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    Tiling grout is also cement-based, and comes in sanded as well as unsanded varieties. The sanded variety contains finely ground silica sand; unsanded is finer and produces a non-gritty final surface. They are often enhanced with polymers and/ or latex.
     
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    @dallasg

    This is the brand I am using, think its safe?
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    Make sure you dont get the anti-fungal ones.....that would be tragic
     
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    Hi archiecrain. It does state on the bag, "Mould resistance". Think there could be an antifungal agent present in it?
     
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    I used to use a brand in my reptile/ amphibian tanks a few years back, but for the life of me cant rememebr it now.
     
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    you will need to cure it for a month or 2 in fw.
     
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    Thanks for the assistance guys... Curing for a long period it will be..
     
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    if its mould resistant you cant use it...
    call 0800 008 008 and ask them if its safe to use with drinking water
     
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