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I was wondering why you should use aquarium sealant only when a fish store that I went to had a GE sealant product that was for general use. So, my curiousity got the better of me and I went to the GE website for sealants, etc. This is why you should use only aquarium sealant:

courtesy of: http://gesealants.com/sealants/diy/default.shtml

GE does not recommend the use of our CONSUMER products on aquariums. The Silicone II product line releases ammonia as the by-product of cure. The ammonia can change the pH of the water in the aquarium having a negative impact on the marine life.

I thought that was very interesting. :D

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Even if you use an "aquarium" sealant, you will notice that it gives off a strong odor as it is curing. The label will say that it is cured after 24 hours or so, but it may not be. You do not want to use it in your tank until there is no odor left at all. Curing times differ depending on temperature, humidity, air pressure (!), air circulation, what they are applied to, and thickness of application.

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