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Old 08-24-2011, 03:03 PM   #1
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Broken decoration

Is there any kind of adhesive that is safe to use to repair a broken decoration that won't leech chemicals into the water?
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Old 08-24-2011, 03:09 PM   #2
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I believe it is GE silicone II without any anti mold or such additives i'm not 100% percent on this so hopefully someone else will chime in.

You can also just buy aquarium safe silicone at a pet shop but it will be slightly more expensive.
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I would use the silicone made for aquariums just to be safe. I'm not sure about any other types of adhesive that's aquarium safe.
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Old 08-24-2011, 07:57 PM   #4
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Plain old super glue, fast, safe easy. For stronger bonds combine it with baking soda. Add a little super glue on one piece and press the other piece into some baking soda and join them. They will never come apart again.

Non aquarium silicone is a iffy bet and it takes a few days to cure and it's messy and unsightly. Superglue is inconspicuous and if you're careful it can look good.

There is no cure time for super glue. After a light rinse in water you're good to go. If you're using a lot though I'd suggest an over night soaking. Water makes super glue harden and cure faster.
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