2 Tubes Black Aquarium Silicone For Marine Tropical Aquarium Sump Pond Project

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2 Tubes Black Aquarium Silicone For Marine Tropical Aquarium Sump Pond Project

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2x Black Aquarium Silicone For Marine Tropical Aquarium Sumps Ponds Projects Premium Aquarium Silicone Sealant unaffected by UV, ozone salt water Immersion, and extremes of temperature and is non-slumping.

  • 2x HA6 Black Silicone
  • Stable-60C to +180C
  • Internal / External Use
  • UV Resistant
  • Permanently Flexible
  • Acetoxy Cure
  • 25 Year Lifespan
  • 310ml

A must have for all aquarium keepers to have handy or during the building of Aquariums, sumps, sump auto top ups/projects, fish rooms and more!

Recommended for use in Aquarium Construction as it contains no fungicides or oils which may leach into water.

Also suitable for the manufacture of in situ gaskets and seals to pumps and pipework and as a dust and weatherproof seal in dirty environments or external applications.

Can be used on Glass, Ceramics, Anodised Aluminium, Primed Metals and timber and many plastics.

For gaskets; Apply to one surface and if the joint is to be broken, allow a strong skin to form before compressing.

For permanent seals/gaskets, the joint can be sealed immediately.

Includes: 2x 310 HA6 – Black Silicone

A Standard Application Gun will be required and is not included.

(see our shop if you require one or Clear Silicone or other silicones)

BUILDING AQUARIA AND TERRARIA USING HA6

Use these guidance notes in conjunction with the Technical Datasheet for HA6.

Aquaria Size

HA6 is suitable for use in Aquaria up to 500 Litre Capacity.

Choosing the glass

The glass should be toughened or laminated glass, the glass thickness chosen to reflect the volume and height of the Aquarium.

Water Height (cm)

Glass Thickness (mm)

30

6 or 8mm

40

8mm

50

10 or 12mm

60

15mm

Building the Aquarium

The glass must be clean and free from grease and dirt.

Always build on a flat and level surface, holding the individual sheets of glass firmly in place whilst the silicone cures. Do not attempt to move the construction until the silicone if fully cured

Joint Geometry

The joint between the glass panels should be approximately 1mm thick

1mm

1mm

A triangular bead should be run on the internal face of the joint. The size of this bead is dependent on the capacity of the aquaria. This should be 2mm higher than the joint between the glass panels on small aquaria and 6mm higher than the joint on the largest aquaria

Curing Times

As a general rule, the joint should be left to cure for 1 day per mm of glass thickness. So a construction using 10mm glass should be left for 10 days before the aquarium is moved.

The sealant releases a small quantity of acetic acid as it cures so it is important to rinse the aquaria out with a small quantity of water before filling with water and stocking with fish. Always check the pH of the water before stocking with fish.

THE INFORMATION GIVEN IN THIS DOCUMENT IS FOR GUIDANCE ONLY AND DOES NOT CONSTITUTE A GUARANTEE ON OUR PART. ALWAYS MAKE UP AND TEST ASSEMBLIES THOROUGHLY BEFORE STOCKING WITH FISH.

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Weight 1 kg
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