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Old 07-23-2011, 04:18 PM   #21
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Old 07-25-2011, 12:45 PM   #22
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Been wondering if I should paint my pipes. What kinda paint did you use? Also would like to see a photo of your sump if you don't mind.
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Old 07-26-2011, 05:31 PM   #23
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I used krylon for plastic one suggestion is to let them dry for a day or two and i think you will be fine I have a wave make pointing right at mine So my paint did not hold up well plus I only let mine dry about a hour or two
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Old 07-27-2011, 12:26 AM   #24
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Is this okay to use for my PVC pipes?
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Old 07-27-2011, 01:58 AM   #25
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Should be fine. Safe for potable water so I see no harm to fish as long as it's cured completely. Read the label and see if it recommends primer before the glue. I've never used that specific brand.
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Old 07-27-2011, 02:13 AM   #26
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it says can be used without primer if local code exists. What does cured completely mean? I used a glue in the past with negative results but the glue was expired. I am not sure if it was the expired glue or something else so I am worried :T .

Would I be able to put duct tape around the pipe so the pieces fit more snugly? Meaning just wrap a layer of duct tape instead of glue so the pipe and attachments fit more tighter
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Old 07-27-2011, 02:24 AM   #27
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You really don't need primer but i'd still use it it you have it. Read the label to see how long it says to wait for full cure but usually 24 hours is enough.
I would NOT use duct tape as a source of pipe connection. Just use the glue and you can sleep well at night without fear of the tape failing.
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Old 07-27-2011, 02:36 AM   #28
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It's because I used the exact same brand before but my fish tank started to die, I had to remove it and do a huge water change.
The only difference is that the can I used was expired and this one is not so naturally I am worried
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Also, on the old one that was bad, I still smell very strong chemicals coming from inside the pipe. Good pipe/glue is not supposed to put off any smell?
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Well if you let it sit for a couple days and the smell is still strong, I'd use another glue. You should be able to get some proper glue for just a few dollars. Again, since I'm not familiar with that glue, I'm hesitant to suggest using it. If that's your only option, let it sit for a day or two and run water through it in an empty tank and see if the smell disappears.
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