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Old 01-07-2005, 12:27 AM   #1
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Can I use silicone to bond LR or Epoxy only?

Just wondering if I can use aquarium safe silicome to bond my LR together or do I have to use epoxy?
anything else I can use?

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Old 01-07-2005, 12:44 AM   #2
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Silicone takes about 48 hours to full cure before you can stick it back underwater safely. It does not bond to wet surfaces either, and it can run if you use too much. Not a good idea unless you are using it on completely dry base rock out of the tank.
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Hey, why didn't I think of that!
silicone wont work on wet stuff

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The only good thing about using silicone to hold items in a tank together is that it is not very permanent on uneven surfaces. With a bit of tugging, you can seperate items much easier than if you used an epoxy.
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