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Old 06-25-2005, 02:35 AM   #1
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PVC cement and water question

I tried to run PVC pipe from my tank to the sump, and even though I wore a mask the fumes were making me ill, so I did a rushed job. Some of the PVC primer and cement ran down into the pipe, and it's pretty much impossible to get rid of (as it's inbetween a couple of sections). The primer and cement are both rated safe for portable? water and everything has cured for 24 hours.

Is this safe, or should I cut it down, buy new pipe and try again? I don't want to kill any fish, but I really don't want to have to deal with those fumes again.
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My experience with PVC cement is that it's safe for aquariums as long as the cement has been fully cured before coming in contact with water.
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Before actually using it, I would run water through it for a while to rinse it. Just to make sure that no unwanted chemicals leech into the tank.
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Thanks, I'll make sure that it is fully cured and I will run water through it.
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