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Old 01-08-2004, 12:01 AM   #1
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Gluing an aquarium decoration

So I got this cool statue of liberty that has a broken arm. Would like to glue it back, not sure about what to use. Would prefer to be able to use something around the house like super glue or epoxy (rather than having to buy a big tube of aquarium specific stuff). By the way I'm talking about using a drop about the size of a pin head.

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Reefers use superglue to glue corals. Don't know why it wouldn't be ok for that.
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Is the statue designed for an aquarium? If not, the paint alone could be a problem in the tank (bad chemicals and what not)
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Ack! Im stupid, i just saw the title with the words "aquarium decoration"
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I've read of both epoxies and cyanoacrylate-based adhesives (crazy glue) being used in aquariums. So I can't see any problem except for the solvents present in most glues. I would let the thing dry in a well-ventilated area for a few days to be sure that the solvents have dissapated.
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Or you could leave the arm broken and laying at the base, and create a post - apocalyptic theme with a bunch of American tanks at the base defending it from further attack.

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Or you could bury Lady Liberty to her chin and create a Planet of the Fish theme.

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Hmmmm. It would seem that the language filter had its way with one of the most memorable lines in motion picture history. LOL

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Nice suggestions. Unfortunately I'm not creative enough to pull off some of the more colorful suggestions. You have inspired me though to think outside of the box.
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QTOFFER, I love that movie. Totally LMAO. What a hilarious idea for a tank decoration! The fish won't appreciate it, but any human would die laughing
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