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Old 04-22-2014, 07:37 AM   #1
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Safe adhesive to use in tank

Hi I didn't realise I was leaning against my wave maker so hard when trying to move my landscaping (I thought it would move along the glass) and it broke away from the magnetic base. It is an expensive type and I am hoping I can glue it back to the mount. Are there any safe glues I can use which work and are proven to be reef safe? Thanks
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Old 04-22-2014, 09:40 AM   #2
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100% cyanoacrylate is the only glue safe to use in the aquarium.
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Old 04-22-2014, 09:42 AM   #3
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100% cyanoacrylate is the only glue safe to use in the aquarium.

Loctite super glue GEL is 100%, and what I use on corals. It has to be the gel though
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Old 04-22-2014, 11:35 AM   #4
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Loctite super glue GEL is 100%, and what I use on corals. It has to be the gel though
x2 on this, i use the same loctite gel control super glue on my coral frags and other things that need attaching in my tank, like power head suction cups ive had break before, it also can finish curing underwater so ill vouch for it link--> Loctite Super Glue Gel Control from Loctite Adhesives
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Old 04-22-2014, 06:49 PM   #5
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Thanks so much everyone. I did a search and found the Loctite gel at our local Bunnings ( Australia).Although the packaging looks different it is still the gel type so will give that a go. Cheers
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Tried the Loctite gel and it didn't work on plastics : (
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Old 05-14-2014, 02:07 PM   #7
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For reef and FW tanks, cyanocrylate based glue.

Krazy glue/Super glue, take the gel edition, it less make a mess, and it's easier to manipulate. You don't have to wait it dry before throw your glued object/plant/coral into the tank.
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Try the epoxy putty that you use to mount corals or rocks. It's gray and comes in a tube.
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+1 epoxy putty. Works great on pvc, abs, and other plastics.
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Thanks will order some putty : )
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