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Old 04-09-2004, 02:19 AM   #1
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PVC Glue toxic??

I've done my own PVC plumbing on my new wet/dry system. Can the glue used to hold the pieces together leach anything toxic into the water for a fish only tank?
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Old 04-09-2004, 02:23 AM   #2
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PVC glue is pretty much just PVC dissolved in a solvent. It should be perfectly safe.
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just make sure ya let it cure compleatly before placing it in the tank.
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The glue itself should setup in under 10minutes but let it air dry for a few hours before using it.
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The fumes just smell so awful I was wondering if they can get into the water. I let them cure for about 24 hours before coming into contact with the water.
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Can the glue used to hold the pieces together leach anything toxic into the water for a fish only tank?
Kinda wondering the same myself. Saw a cool thread on here on constructing a cave out of PVC pipe for a fresh water tank. Was thinking of using crushed LR, instead of gravel, and covering the pipe with PVC glue and rolling it in the rubble. Then coat the inside as well. Figure coralline will eventually cover the spaces I missed with the rubble.
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sorry to hijack this post.
here is the thread with the DIY cave
http://www.aquariumadvice.com/viewto...ht=cave+tunnel
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Always glue in a well ventlated area. I would nto worry about the glue much after it has set. There are so many hobbists out there using pvc thats been glued.
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my overflow is plumbed with pvc, that has been glued together. tank has been set up for 10 months now, no problems related to pvc or glue.
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I doubt I have ever waited more than 5 minutes to use the pvc after gluing, never had an issue.
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