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Old 01-02-2012, 12:09 AM   #1
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epoxy?

can anyone tell me what epoxy they use/have used or recommendations. looking to bond dry base rock. also looking for something local. Also a good epoxy resin to apply sand to pvc? Thanks
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Old 01-02-2012, 12:47 AM   #2
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Haven't used epoxy to bond rock together yet. Though for applying sand to pvc would you be better off using clear silicone to bond the sand to the pvc? I think the silicone would do a better looking job. Just a though.
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there is a putty that is used for bonding rocks together
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Old 01-02-2012, 02:39 AM   #4
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Would a GE 100% silicone work as long as it has no mildew resistance right? I know they have the putty lol. But I was wondering what kind people have tried what is safe for live stock. Stuff that you can buy from a local hardware shop etc.

One other thing does the silicone start cracking and peeling after it has been submerged for a while? thanks
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Yes, use GE 1 silicone. Comes in clear and white. Either will work fine, but for what you're using it for, i think clear would work better. Make sure to get the version without mildew resistant junk in it.

I've used clear and white in my sump without any problems.
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You can also use loctite super glue gel
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Old 01-02-2012, 06:47 PM   #7
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Well got it together. question can I soak the rock in distilled water(does it need to be a salt mixture?) just to clean any dust/decay that is still in it? I did find dead clams etc while I was working



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You don't need to soak the rock in saltwater to clean it
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Old 01-03-2012, 04:00 PM   #9
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I would definitely soak it in water, or clean the rocks before you add it to the tank. I had a lot of junk on my base rock before i added it into the tank. I wish i had cleaned it off before.
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Old 01-03-2012, 06:42 PM   #10
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well f me. had it all together used the epoxy from petco and jb water weld read on a couple different sites it was safe. and the ge silicone. Well had it in the tank set up. Come home from grocery shopping and everything is dead including my snails and shrimp! F**K. took the whole tank apart new water rinsed everything off. hope it will be fine after this. Disappointing to say the least. Could my live rock have died since everything else did?
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