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Old 10-23-2011, 12:29 AM   #1 
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Anyone ever use this sealant?


I've always been interested in creating real aquarium decorations. I know many of them are ceramics which are painted and sealed. No one has ever been able to give me a straight answer of how or what they are sealed with.

I was wondering if this looked good--water tight, doesn't crack, etc. I could even use two or three coats if I was really wanting to be careful of the paints.


Anyone think this would work? I was thinking about making a test one and putting it in an empty tank and seeing if ph changed or any of it chipped off.
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Old 10-29-2011, 02:26 PM   #2 
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I haven't seen that brand before but then I've never had any reason to use aquarium sealant. Maybe someone else haS.
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Old 10-29-2011, 06:09 PM   #3 
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The point is to use it as a sealant to make custom decorations, not really to seal a hole. Petstore decorations seem to be mostly ceramic, but many paints made for ceramics would be very toxic in an aquarium setting, the paint would peel and get in the tank and dissolve. Not good. Those decorations are sealed--with something. No one has been able to give me a clear answer on what they are sealed with that makes them aquarium safe, so I thought--maybe an aquarium sealant used on top of decor would separate possibly harmful chemicals and materials from entering the water.


Part of my inspiration is that people create custom reptile enclosure decor all the time. Greatstuff is a foam that can be used to carve into and create fake rock walls. For reptiles, you would paint it and then seal it with something like concrete or grout. But they aren't as sensitive as bettas--(physically, as the hardness of concrete/grout could hurt their fins, or chemically from anything possibly leeching through)

Thank you for responding though! I guess--to anyone who's used aquarium sealant before. I know it can stop water from leaving the tank. Can it stop stuff from entering the water just as well? How could I test this before putting my betta in harms way? What tests should be preformed and what might change in the water quality if it does fail, so I can keep an empty tank and get a 'heads up'?
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