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Is there an Aquarium Safe Lubrication? 1 week 3 days ago #70511

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Hi all...is there anything that can be used for lubrication other than water, that is safe for an aquarium? This would be for items such as lube on screw hose fittings to filter, power head rotor caps as examples. I cannot think of any, but someone must have created this product.
55 gallon (well aware of tank increase with fish size) Oscar, 4 Silver Dollars, Red Spotted Severum, Geophagus, Electric Blue Acara, plec and Spotted Raphael Catfish over 15 years old. They all get along!
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Is there an Aquarium Safe Lubrication? 1 week 3 days ago #70515

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Not familiar with a vendor brand myself, but I do know that you can use vegetable oil or olive oil as a lubricant. Lots of members here use them to lube gaskets to keep them from drying out and hardening, and then leaking.
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Is there an Aquarium Safe Lubrication? 1 week 3 days ago #70517

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I use silicone grease.
Stay away from vaseline or other petroleum based lubricants as they break down rubber.
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6 ft 220g - Tiger O, Chocolate, Rotkeil Severum
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Is there an Aquarium Safe Lubrication? 1 week 3 days ago #70518

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I use "plumber's grease" that is suitable for use for drinking water applications. It's just silicone grease. Been using it for years on my aquarium filter parts.
75g a tiger oscar and a green severum
55g community tank with plants
55g goldfish tank
29g community tank with plants
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Is there an Aquarium Safe Lubrication? 1 week 3 days ago #70521

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food grade silicone O-ring lube. tin is cheap, should always be used every time you open your canister for cleaning. also known as 100% silicone o-ring lube
The name Oscar is a Norse baby name. In Norse the meaning of the name Oscar is: Divine spear.
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