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Old 07-24-2011, 03:18 PM   #1
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aquarium safe glue/silicon/sticky stuff

today i decided to make a cave for my tank,so i smashed some slate into smaller peices,and built the cave. thats when i realized i didnt know how to glue it together. i need to know what i can use to glue it together.id rather not spend $10 on a tiny tube of aquarium silicon,but will if i have to
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super glue, silicone with no additives, epoxy... lots of stuff.
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Old 07-24-2011, 04:38 PM   #3
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Loctite make a clear silicone waterproof adhesive that's aquarium safe and only like $4 for quite a decent sized tube. I've used it a couple of times without problems.
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super glue, silicone with no additives, epoxy... lots of stuff.
are there certain brands to use/avoid?
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You can use hot glue also, but it doesn't adhere nearly as well as superglue, epoxy or silicone.

That's what I use for my egg traps.
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thanks for your comments guys,but i was looking in my garage and found a tube of white silicon that said it was aquarium safe,so i used that. sadly,i hd to ruin the original design when i siliconed it,but it still looks pretty good if i do say so myself
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soon gotta find a decent camera first(i only know where the webcam on my laptop is,need a real camera)
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it rained when it was curing. i tested it in a bucket with some feeder fishj for a couplehours and when i decided to put it in it fell araprt when i took it out of teh bucket. luckily,i made another which should be done curing by now. tommorow ill test that one
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