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Old 04-18-2012, 11:12 AM   #11
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Home Depot sells a 2 part epoxy resin that is aquarium safe once its dry - unfortunately since I've only coated rock and foam with it I can't really tell you if it yellows.
Thanks. I'll look for it.
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Old 04-18-2012, 01:35 PM   #12
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i've created 3d backgrounds and sealed them without issue, no yellowing either.

west system: 105 epoxy resin
west system: 207 harder
west system: 300 pump set

the pumps make sure you have the best mixture ratio.
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Old 04-18-2012, 01:46 PM   #13
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Thanks. I'll look for it.
The Brand is Loctite, Heavy Duty. It comes with both a Resin and a Hardener in 4oz bottles. Not familiar with the method above, but sounds like it would be a good option as well.
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Old 04-24-2012, 12:50 PM   #14
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Thanks for the info.

The only thing I am concerned about is this adhesive, leaching toxins into my water.

http://www.loctiteproducts.com/p/pss...ll-Purpose.htm

I used some of this stuff to glue my foam board together. It says NOT for aquariums but it could be just because it fails to hold in water. Any thoughts?
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Nope not on that one. For future reference, DAP makes a household Adhesive Sealant sold by Home Depot that is aquarium safe.
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Old 04-24-2012, 09:10 PM   #16
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Nope not on that one. For future reference, DAP makes a household Adhesive Sealant sold by Home Depot that is aquarium safe.
I'm sorry...just a little confused by your answer. "Nope" it won't leach?...or "nope" its not safe to use?
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I'm sorry...just a little confused by your answer. "Nope" it won't leach?...or "nope" its not safe to use?
I think he meant not to use, that type has mold and mildew inhibitors which probably toxic to fish.
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I'm sorry...just a little confused by your answer. "Nope" it won't leach?...or "nope" its not safe to use?
Yep sorry about that, wasn't very clear was I? I wouldn't use the indicated product - as stated it has the mold and mildew resistant chemicals added which are not good for the aquarium. I'd pick up the DAP Adhesive and use it instead.
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Thanks a lot. Well, live and learn. I'm just going to use them in a desert set-up for a smaller lizard and start from scratch for my fish. I have enough of everything to do another project the exact same size.
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