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post #1 of 10 Old 01-21-2011, 10:24 AM Thread Starter
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How long?

I just made a few sponge filters for two of my tanks and had to use hot glue on a few things. Wondering how long it has to 'cure' before putting it into my tank? Thanks!

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post #2 of 10 Old 01-21-2011, 11:44 AM
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about 20 minutes just to be sure it hardens hot glue is great!!!!!!

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post #3 of 10 Old 01-21-2011, 11:46 AM Thread Starter
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Oh wow, not long at all then. Well, it's cured then, I let it sit overnight. lol thanks!

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15ish Marbled Cray fish
A few Ghost Shrimp


20 Gallon Snail Tank
??? Gold, Brown/Black, Ivory Mystery Snails (lots of babies and eggs too)
??? Pond Snails
1.1 P. Alleni (I think...) in 'baskets' until sold...


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LOTS of baby Marbled Crayfish


10 Gallon Planted
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post #4 of 10 Old 01-21-2011, 02:34 PM
isnt hot glue wax based and will slowly melt into your water?
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post #5 of 10 Old 01-21-2011, 02:36 PM
hot glue is a no no, especially when aquarium safe silicon costs $4 from Menard's

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post #6 of 10 Old 01-21-2011, 02:45 PM
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hot glue is a no no, especially when aquarium safe silicon costs $4 from Menard's
+1, its ~5 bucks at home depot for a tube of GE Silicon 1 which is aquarium safe as well..
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post #7 of 10 Old 01-21-2011, 04:02 PM
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i have used in my wifes tank for over a year with no issues at all .. no melting no leaching... its been fine...

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post #8 of 10 Old 01-21-2011, 05:47 PM Thread Starter
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Yeah I was under the impression it was safe. I've heard of lots of people using it especially to glue rocks together so they won't fall.

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1.1 P. Alleni (I think...) in 'baskets' until sold...


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LOTS of baby Marbled Crayfish


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post #9 of 10 Old 01-22-2011, 08:07 PM
Go for it if you are confident then. Its just not something I would ever use or recommend. Glue does not say "aquarium-safe" on it anywhere does it?

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post #10 of 10 Old 01-22-2011, 08:25 PM Thread Starter
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Don't know if this makes any difference but it is non-toxic and I talked to some people that have used it for years with no ill effects whatsoever.

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??? Pond Snails
1.1 P. Alleni (I think...) in 'baskets' until sold...


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LOTS of baby Marbled Crayfish


10 Gallon Planted
Unknown plants
Lots of Ghost Shrimp (some berried up :D)
3 Blue Mystery Snails
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