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Old 09-24-2011, 10:01 PM   #1
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Plugging a hole in a tree thing in my tank

I have a really cool stump in my fishtank an love it except the fact that one of my little convict cichlids can fit through a hole and go completely inside it. He poops in there and he stays in there almost all the time and it's not easy to move and clean every week so how can I plug it. There are a lot more hiding spots for him. I was thinking about putting some sort of mesh in the hole but I'm not sure. What do you guys think
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You'd have to do something that would allow water to get in, otherwise it would float. Mesh would probably work find.
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I just don't know how to keep it there. Won't a lot of different glues harm the fish?
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super glue wont... that's what I'd try first. Silicone is another option, but it would take a while to cure... super glue will cure overnight, though some sw guys use it in the tank to secure corals with no cure time.. they literally put it in the tank while it's running. There are epoxy's that will work too, though I'm not familiar with any of them.
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Will gorilla glue be harmful?
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Old 09-24-2011, 10:55 PM   #6
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You can use a hot glue gun. It cools fast and is easy to remove. If you don't have one they are cheap at wal-mart for about $5.
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And the glue is fish safe?
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Yes, I used it to fix my fish training equipment and no problems.
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Ok because I've been really really scared about any glue in my tank... Does it last long?
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It should. If it ever comes off you can easily take it out, fix it,wait a minute of two (depending on how much glue you use) and put it back in.
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