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Rosem89

Hi I brought some of these mats to cut and use under my pumps to reduce vibration  before I do just wondered if and one can verfiy they will be OK to use? Website says silicone Mat - materials silicone rubber, just after peace of mind 🤔Thanks

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Clown79

Not sure if its reef safe. I wouldn't add it until you know 100%.

 

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Christopher Marks

Are you planning on submerging the mat in your tank? Or just for use externally @Rosem89?

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seabass

Generally I try to use food safe materials.  Silicone is typically food safe (and thus, reef safe).  However, if not specifically identified as food safe, there is a slight possibility of contaminants which could potentially be a problem.  I would say the risk is very low, but not necessarily zero.

 

At the very least, wash it down with a vinegar solution (or even Dawn dish soap), then rinse well.  This may help to eliminate surface contaminates (maybe like those used to help release the silicone from the mold).

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Rosem89

@Christopher Marks I was planning on putting In the sump under my skimmer and return pump

 

@seabassit's a dish/ glass draining Mat, not sure if that  would go as food safe? I got to the idea from bulk reef supplies, however I'm finding it hard to find the oxo draining mats they use, here in the uk

 

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Ratvan
19 minutes ago, Rosem89 said:

@Christopher Marks I was planning on putting In the sump under my skimmer and return pump

 

@seabassit's a dish/ glass draining Mat, not sure if that  would go as food safe? I got to the idea from bulk reef supplies, however I'm finding it hard to find the oxo draining mats they use, here in the uk

 

If it has a symbol that looks like a wine glass and a fork it is food safe

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Rosem89
4 hours ago, Ratvan said:

If it has a symbol that looks like a wine glass and a fork it is food safe

It doesn’t but then I have other silicone items that are for food and they don’t either?I've had a look at a website to tell the difference between food safe silicone and not, the 3 ways they suggest point it to being food safe just one I can’t 100% be accurate on and that because of the colour of the mat it’s harder to see   🤷‍♀️

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