Silicone on livewell pumps, OK? or NOT?

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Bill P

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Is it ok to use silicone, to seal around the opening on a thru hull livewell pump? I've heard yes,and no. Why, or why not??? I was thinking it would be the best, because they hold fish tanks together with it, and I've had a 55 gallon for 11 years and it still doesn't leak (thank god). All comments welcome, Bill P.
 

Mike Watson

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I've used it on my boat. I agree with Mini, make sure it is made for underwater use. I think 3M makes some for this purpose.

Mike
 

Todd Calhoon

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Bill, making sure it's approved for "underwater use" probably isn't enuff. Make sure it's "Aquarium Safe". Regular silicon will poison fish, and ya don't wanna take that chance when your fishing a tourney. Check any local aquarium supply store, they should have the proper type for ya.
Good Luck!!
Todd C.
 

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