Go Back   Aquarium Advice - Aquarium Forum Community > General Aquarium Forums > DIY Projects

Join Aquarium Advice Today
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them on AquariumAdvice.com
Old 11-27-2006, 01:36 AM   #1
Aquarium Advice Addict
Lonewolfblue's Avatar
Join Date: Jul 2005
Location: Wenatchee, WA
Posts: 8,435
Send a message via ICQ to Lonewolfblue Send a message via Yahoo to Lonewolfblue

What is safe to use in the aquarium to attach PVC pieces together?

55G Filstar XP3 - 16" Fire Eel
75G Medium Planted - Filstar XP3 Low Light - Established Feb 2006
Lonewolfblue is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-27-2006, 01:53 AM   #2
Aquarium Advice Addict
rkilling1's Avatar
Join Date: Dec 2005
Location: NE ohio
Posts: 2,218
Send a message via AIM to rkilling1
I really don't have the answer, but most people that make external CO2 reactors just use common PVC cement. I don't think you will have a problem as long as you let it dry completly.

My Planted Aquariums
rkilling1 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-27-2006, 02:05 AM   #3
Aquarium Advice Activist
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: Mesa Arizona
Posts: 191
Send a message via ICQ to Dominick Send a message via MSN to Dominick
I just built one tonight all i used was PVC cement as long as it cures all the way before you use it it should be ok.
Its not going to be under high pressure so dont need to go to heavy on the glue tho when sticking the pices together
give them a twist for pices that u need to have lined up give them a quick twist the glue is nothing but a weld melts the 2 together thus the reason for the twist it makes them fuse together and shouldent have any leaks

*EDIT* just remembered the new houses i did HVAC in the plumbers used
CPVC on the hot and cold lines and the glue is roughly the same
and we use the water that comes from that plumbing to drink and "fill tanks"

Dominick is offline   Reply With Quote


Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them on AquariumAdvice.com

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
PVC - safe? eah Freshwater & Brackish - General Discussion 8 07-23-2007 09:42 PM
the perfect diy pvc overflow/melting pvc foma2000 DIY Projects 16 02-15-2005 05:22 PM
PVC Kasakato DIY Projects 3 02-06-2005 11:17 AM
PVC and Black nguyen27 General Hardware/Equipment Discussion 6 12-02-2004 06:57 PM
Is PVC and PVC cement alright to use? rdefino Saltwater Reef Aquaria 2 10-25-2004 04:46 PM

» Photo Contest Winners

Our Communities

Our communities encompass many different hobbies and interests, but each one is built on friendly, intelligent membership.

» More about our Communities

Automotive Communities

Our Automotive communities encompass many different makes and models. From U.S. domestics to European Saloons.

» More about our Automotive Communities

Marine Communities

Our Marine websites focus on Cruising and Sailing Vessels, including forums and the largest cruising Wiki project on the web today.

» More about our Marine Communities

Copyright 2002-2012 Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 04:19 PM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2016, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.