Tanking crashing can silicone be the probelm

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    I added a new sump and used silicone ll my corals are dying what to do?!! I have unplug the sump and did a large water change.
     

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    It’s the mold free stuff that’s in it that’s causing you problems. You wanted the stuff without that. Used to be 1 and 2 versions. 2 having the mood free stuff, 1 didn’t.


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    Are these silicone reef safe?
     
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    Man oh man. I'm piss. Can anyone redirct me to a better silicone.
     
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    The GE Silicone 1 is what you want. That’s what I’ve used without issue.


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    Yeah, don't use caulking with mold inhibitors. I have heard that standard GE1 is often used. I usually just pay the extra few bucks and buy the stuff from BRS. Don't have to worry about it.

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    Oh man! fellow memeber shot me the wrong direction
     
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    I can not believe I forgot about BRS. I shouldn't have listen to anyone and went there instead.
     
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    Dont beat yourself up. It happens to all of us. It's part of the "fun" of having a reef tank.

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    Ace hardware also has reef safe silicone.


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    Even some of the ge1 has mold inhibitors these days, was shocked to find that about a year ago.
     
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    im not taking any risk anymore going with BRS silicone. My corals cost way more than 2 cheap bottle of silicone. Just imagine watching a colony of jaw breaker mushroom shrink along with many more stuff. My heart stop beating for like 10 seconds. Taking sump out later this evening and doing another water change to hopefully dilute the silicone affects. BTW after I remove the old silicone is there anything else I should do before reinstalling it. I have read as far as nuking everything with boiling hot water.
     
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    carbon in the sump after breaking it down and fixing it with new silicone will work?
     
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    I would add carbon to help remove any chemicals boiling water won't remove chemicals in its own, I would also be running carbon in the system when put back together.
     
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    thanks guys! carbon help a lot! and the 100 gallon water change in 2 days
     
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    hey guys I removed the baffle and silicones but I cannot get them 100 percent off. Some are stuck to the tank's silicones so do I have to buy a new tank for the sump or with the little amount left I should be fine?
     
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    I would get it all off. Use a new razor blade and cut some of the silicone away. just the surface and add new silicone on top of it. you don't want any of the old stuff in your tank. How's the Rose bubble tip doing?
     

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