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just wondering if anyone has keep fish/inverts in a vivarium that had Ge 2 silicone for any length of time.... i have read countless reports on the good and bad...and at this point i feel like the only way to find out is to try it... i am building two tanks for vampire crabs, with a waterfall and an fliter in each ( Reptology 70 Internal Filter) ...that has charcoal which i hope will filter out any small amounts of toxins. And the areas that i am using the ge 2 are above the water line and mixed with peat moss... another test i am planning on doing is adding feeder guppies and maybe some ghost shimp to the water... first... ( canary in a coal mine )... and see...

one other note is that neither of my tubes say Bio seal on them...



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If it doesn't smell like strong vinegar then it has the organotins in it. The labeling for bioseal were incidental to the manufacturing process as it was added as a catalyst which changed the curing from having an off gassing of vinegar to one of ammonia.

There is data that indicates that organotins are a problem, and may be mobile from the silicone and that it can persist in the soil. If it is mobile, it can act in a number of ways on the animals ranging from endocrine disruption to a teratogen. Search for the bioseal thread and read it for yourself.

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