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Old 01-21-2011, 11:24 AM   #1
 
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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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Old 01-21-2011, 12:44 PM   #2
 
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about 20 minutes just to be sure it hardens hot glue is great!!!!!!
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Old 01-21-2011, 12:46 PM   #3
 
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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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Old 01-21-2011, 03:34 PM   #4
 
isnt hot glue wax based and will slowly melt into your water?
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Old 01-21-2011, 03:36 PM   #5
 
hot glue is a no no, especially when aquarium safe silicon costs $4 from Menard's
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Old 01-21-2011, 03:45 PM   #6
 
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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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Old 01-21-2011, 05:02 PM   #7
 
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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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Old 01-21-2011, 06:47 PM   #8
 
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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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Old 01-22-2011, 09:07 PM   #9
 
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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Old 01-22-2011, 09:25 PM   #10
 
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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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