Which Smooth-On materials are aquarium safe?
Posted on 3/21/2018
The following Smooth-On materials are designated as aquarium safe:
- ClearFlex 95, 50
- Dragon Skin (ALL)
- Rebound 25 and 40
- Mold Star 15, 16, 30
- EcoFlex 0030, 0050
- Sorta Clear 18, 37, 40
- Simpact 85A, 60A
- Crystal Clear 200, 202
- Free Form Air
- Free Form sculpt
- Free Form Habitat
- Free Form Habitat Flex
- Habitat Cast N Coat
- Smooth Cast 45D, 60D, 61D, 65D, 66D
- Smooth Cast 300, 305, 310, 320, 321, 322, 325, 326, 327
- Smooth Cast Onyx
- Ignite Pigments, So-Strong Tints and Silc Pig pigments when mixed with Smooth-On silicone, urethane or epoxy materials presented on this list in accordance with the technical bulletin.
- Cast Magic Powders when mixed with Smooth-On silicone, urethane or epoxy materials presented on this list in accordance with the technical bulletin.
- Super Instant
DO NOT USE
Metal powders, Mold Max Silicone, OOMOO Silicone, Vytaflex Urethane, Reoflex Urethane, PMC urethane, Flexfoam-iT!, Soma Foama.
Cured samples of the above products were individually tested. They were mixed, applied and properly cured in accordance with their respective technical bulletins. Base line readings of an aquatic environment were taken. Cured material specimens were then put into the tank for an extended period of time with a variety of fish and invertebrates including clown fish. The water was tested for contaminants at defined intervals. At the conclusion of the testing, contaminant readings did not change and all aquatic life was unaffected by individual material specimens.
The FAQ list is offered as a guideline and offers possible solutions to problems encountered during mold making and casting. No warranty is implied and it is up to the end user to determine suitability for any specific application. Always refer to the provided Technical Bulletins (TB) & Material Safety Data Sheets (MSDS) before using any material. A small scale test is suggested to determine suitability of any recommendation before trying on a larger scale for any application.