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Default That New Tank Smell

I recently finished building my first tank featuring bromeliads. I'm not new to terrarium building, but I have not done anything with frogs yet. This was also my first tank where I made a background with great stuff and silicone. I made sure that everything that I used was 100% silicone, gave everything plenty of time to dry, and generally took my time about it. I just got to the point where I felt comfortable planting it, but the silicone smell just won't go away.

I guess I'm looking for some assurance that this is normal or advice on what I should do. Link to the album below
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Default Re: That New Tank Smell

People may be able to give you better input if you were stated how much silicone and how much time, in less vague terms.

A smell means there are at least molecule dynamics that are not inert. I am a chemical prude, whether toxin or stressor and do not expose charges to detectible respiratory features.
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Default Re: That New Tank Smell

Is it too late to check the expiration date on the silicone? Are you in an extremely dry environment? Silicone actually needs a little water in the air to cure. I have heard that conditions can be too dry for silicone to cure.

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if you can smell it - it's not cured or it is potentially hazardous.

Put a fan on it and allow for several weeks if need be.
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