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Old 02-10-2014, 09:35 PM   #11
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I tried so hard to find an aquarium-safe spray glue and never did find one. Good luck with the build.
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Old 02-11-2014, 12:21 PM   #12
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I used silicone but it was messy. It tacky and when the sand is on it will want to remove section. I did one pipe and that was enough for me. Maybe you will have better luck at it.

Wondering if pvc cement will work
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I also think silicon will be your best bet. Keep in mind with most cichlids however that adding caves really doesn't give them more territories. It gives those being chased more places to hide, but territories are based on areas in most cases, not available caves.
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Ok, well thats the issue with my cichlids. They are fighting and my LFS suggested I get more decorations or caves. And I didnt want to pay for those rocks that are so expensive. My husbands going to try to do this project for me tonight and ill post photos if i can. I researched using pvc cement glue and I think it is safe. My husband said it comes in a spray can form so we may try that.

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Old 02-13-2014, 06:53 PM   #15
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Well, on a sad note, I learned my lesson with using silicone. Apparently, my husband used the wrong one and poisoned all of my fish. Very upsetting.

We used GE Silicone 2 for windows and doors. I researched and thought that it was safe. But apparently not. 2 of my cichlids are still hanging on but they don't look like they will live long. I'm kicking myself for not researching that stuff thoroughly. But I was in such a hurry to get in some more hiding spots because a couple of my fish were so stressed from being picked on that they were starting to float.

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Old 02-14-2014, 04:40 PM   #16
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Hi, New to this forum I have seen someone using fibre glass resin to create reef kind of stuff. Caves can be created too. Anyone ever used it ?
DYI - 3D aquarium coral reef background (using fiberglass) - YouTube
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Old 02-15-2014, 02:05 PM   #17
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I did something similar and used the sand substrate on some and gravel substrate on others to match the tanks they were going into. I used pure aquarium silicone. Basically I squirted it onto the pvc and smeared it around with my hand inside a plastic sandwich bag. I painted them with similar color Krylon paint first so any color showing through would not be obvious.

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Is that Krylon paint aquarium safe? I would like to do the same
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Yes, Krylon is the only spray paint deemed safe for aquarium use by the manufacturer after it has cured (24 hours).
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