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    Help Silicone Nuked My Tank

    Two weeks ago I had snails that clogged my over flows. Upon clearing the overflows I ended up cracking an acrylic algea scrubber that i built into my sump.

    I used GE II silicone to repair the algea scrubber. Let it cure for only a day and reinstalled it. It only took about a day until all the sps in my tank died.

    At first I thought it could have been due to many different variables. I finally figured out that GE II silicone is the culprit.

    My question is, what do I do now? Will simply removing and recaulcing be enough or is the chemicals for mold inhibitors going to make my rock/sand/tank useless moving forward?

    I have read a lot of contradicting posts on GE II. Some people swear it just needs time to cure and can be used safely if cured for 2 weeks, others say the mold resistant chemicals will continue to kill the tank regardless of cure time.

    Does anyone have experience with this silicone?

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    What a bummer. I'm sorry to hear about this. Only way to be sure that it will not be able to continue to leach is to remove it.

    I have a ton of SPS for sale. If you want to come by, I'll hook you up and get you restarted for sure.


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    Thanks static where are you located?

    I have already removed it.. hopefully whatever that mold resistant chemical added is not permanently in my water. Have been running tons of carbon and am doing daily 20% water changes.

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    Thanks static where are you located?

    I have already removed it.. hopefully whatever that mold resistant chemical added is not permanently in my water. Have been running tons of carbon and am doing daily 20% water changes.

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    I am in falcon

    Shoot me a text. 843 318 2736

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    Quote Originally Posted by static reef View Post
    What a bummer. I'm sorry to hear about this. Only way to be sure that it will not be able to continue to leach is to remove it.

    I have a ton of SPS for sale. If you want to come by, I'll hook you up and get you restarted for sure.


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    Jeeze the body isnít even cold yet lol


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    Hahaha. I got a lot of crap to move bro. Don't judge!

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