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Is there an Aquarium Safe Lubrication? 4 months 4 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.
125 gallon Tiger Oscar, 4 Silver Dollars, Red Spotted Severum, Geophagus, Electric Blue Acara, pleco and Spotted Raphael Catfish who is over 15 years old. They all get along! Cacade 1000, HOT mag 250 with media, whisper 60 and 1 power head
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Is there an Aquarium Safe Lubrication? 4 months 4 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? 4 months 4 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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Is there an Aquarium Safe Lubrication? 4 months 4 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? 4 months 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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Is there an Aquarium Safe Lubrication? 3 months 2 weeks ago #70550

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Thanks for all the input, wow. After many many years, did not know this. So if a trace amount of silicone or these other food grad oils get into the water, that is considered safe? I have 2 big threaded nuts for the canister filter that would be great to lube.
125 gallon Tiger Oscar, 4 Silver Dollars, Red Spotted Severum, Geophagus, Electric Blue Acara, pleco and Spotted Raphael Catfish who is over 15 years old. They all get along! Cacade 1000, HOT mag 250 with media, whisper 60 and 1 power head
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Is there an Aquarium Safe Lubrication? 3 months 2 weeks ago #70551

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Generally, the lubricants/oil stay in the canister. I haven't had any issue since using these in 1998.
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