Is a silicone with fungicide ok to use under tank lid but out of water?

DaveWatkin

Member
Joined
26 Oct 2020
Messages
44
Location
Aberdeen, UK
As per the topic. I want to stick an extra light to my tank lid with silicone and I have plenty of bathroom sealant but no aquarium. To save the cost can I use bathroom as long as it doesn't touch the water?
 

ian_m

Global Moderator
Staff member
Joined
25 Jan 2012
Messages
5,209
Location
Eastleigh
I want to stick an extra light to my tank lid with silicone
Silicone is not actually a glue. Almost guaranteed to not stick, eventually, especially on most plastics.

If I was adding an extra light, I would bolt it into place, either plastic, but UV resistant, bolts or stainless steel. Then seal with silicone to stop water getting in places it is not wanted.
 

DaveWatkin

Member
Joined
26 Oct 2020
Messages
44
Location
Aberdeen, UK
Thanks. I actually ended up gluing some spare heater suction cups I had to the lid using seachem glue (forget the name, flourish something?) and the light clips into them perfectly :)

Turns out I don't think I even need the light now anyway, after more research I think the stock will be sufficient and the extra one will just cause me issues of having too much light .
 
Top