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I started a 10 gallon build I silicone the glass before applying the GS and let it sit for 24 hours. Next I made my GS wall let it cure for week and half and it still smelled. I ripped out the GS thinking it did not cure and realized I am smelling silicone is this normal or should the silicone be odorless once dried? I was able to get the GS off without destroying my false bottom so I would like to use the same tank but it still has a silicone odor will this be safe for my dart?

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So I sprayed water and ran a fan it helped. Is the silicone supposed to be odorless when cured? because it still smells. The date on the tube is good. I think siliconeing the walls in the 10 gallon build might have been unnecessary. I am reluctant to start making a GS background if the silicone is bad. But as of now all that is in the tank is the eggcrate false bottom and silicone walls so maybe its ok that it smells?
 

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The GE silicone II can smell for quite a while. The first time I used it, the smell persisted for more than a week. I just kept misting and running a fan on it. It will eventually stop. Because of the persistent smell, I switched to the black GS and clear silicone I. Silicone I is cheaper, but the black GS is more expensive. The cost balances out to be the same.
 

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I normally wait for a month before planting; then wait for plants to take hold and show signs of new growth before introducing the frogs. I currently have a tank going on 3-1/2 weeks that still has a slight odor.
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do NOT plant until you are sure all the smell is gone. I have a tank full of mostly dead plants all because of a vague smell of silicone.
 

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