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Old 03-03-2018, 07:00 PM   #1
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If glass thickness is the same, is it the thicker the silicon the better? The more safer against leak?
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Old 03-03-2018, 07:21 PM   #2
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i feel quality of silicon and workmanship are more important.
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Old 03-03-2018, 07:38 PM   #3
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How to tell quality of silicon?
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Old 03-03-2018, 08:15 PM   #4
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i saw tank makers use those silicon from germany. i dont know colour can tell anot. normally those big tanks are black colour silicon.
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Old 10-03-2018, 09:24 AM   #5
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How to tell quality of silicon?
Try buying the silicone from tank makers if you DIY, they know which type or brand best to use for tanks.
If buying new tank just judge by the past records of the tank makers.
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Try buying the silicone from tank makers if you DIY, they know which type or brand best to use for tanks.
If buying new tank just judge by the past records of the tank makers.
I have one 8mm 3*1.8*1.8. I use for 8 years still no problem. Silicon very thick.
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Old 10-03-2018, 10:55 AM   #7
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I remember they mentioned Dow Corning or Germany whacker. But that was many years ago, not sure whether I remembered correctly...
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Old 10-03-2018, 01:12 PM   #8
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If glass thickness is the same, is it the thicker the silicon the better? The more safer against leak?
It is not the more silicon the better, it's the workmanship. Once sealed properly plus enough time for silicon to dry, there won't be any leak. The quality of the silicon is also important, as it will last longer.
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