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Old 10-06-2003, 12:14 PM   #1
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DIY caves..

I am thinking of making some caves for my aquarium. I read how to make caves somewhere on the internet and it said to use a hot glue gun to glue the pebbles onto the pvc piping.

Has anyone tried this. Will the hot glue be toxic to my fish even after it has dried.??

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Old 10-06-2003, 02:13 PM   #2
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Hi Beau,

I personally wouldn't use hot glue, I would use aquarium safe silicone.


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I'll agree with Targaboy and add that many use superglue to adhere corals to rocks in SW tanks so I know that's not toxic. (and might be a little less messy)

And if you're using superglue, and you're extra creative and patient... you could even just glue rock upon rock and not need to use a PVC... just watch those fingers!!!
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Old 10-06-2003, 02:29 PM   #4
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Yes the silicone is slow to cure at 24 hours but it is SAFE.

The hot glue is instant, but results of use unknown, it might be safe but I would not want to try it out on my fish until I was sure.
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I have found that hot glue falls apart when exposed to water, not really good in a tank.
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ive got several made with silicone. works great

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