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post #1 of 16 Old 02-26-2007, 08:26 AM Thread Starter
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Can superglue be used in a tank to anchor plastic/silk plants to rocks or would superglue poison the fish?
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post #2 of 16 Old 02-26-2007, 08:33 AM
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Not the best choice, use aquarium silicon.
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post #3 of 16 Old 02-26-2007, 09:11 AM Thread Starter
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before everyone tells me that silicon might be a better choice,,i have a reason for asking,, again, can superglue be used in a tank with fish?
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post #4 of 16 Old 02-26-2007, 09:56 AM
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What's your reason? :)
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post #5 of 16 Old 02-26-2007, 12:24 PM Thread Starter
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i do not like the look of the gob of silicon so i want to know if superglue is safe since it will be invisible when used
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post #6 of 16 Old 02-26-2007, 12:37 PM
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You could try an epoxy like one of these.
http://www.marinedepot.com/aquarium_...xy.asp?CartId=

55 Gallon community tank
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3 peppered cory
4 black tetra
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1 dojo loach
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post #7 of 16 Old 02-26-2007, 01:10 PM Thread Starter
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ok, lets try again,, is superglue safe in an aquarium?
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post #8 of 16 Old 02-26-2007, 02:53 PM
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No.
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post #9 of 16 Old 02-26-2007, 03:03 PM
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I have never used it but I know some that have and have never had a problem with it. The arcsenic released is released at the time of the cure or bonding and very small amounts don't seem to have any residual effects. Make sure to rinse the article veru well to remove and dust or aresnic possibly left over and it could work fine. I have even heard of those that use use it to secure coral and living rock unto the formations they want because the silicone is too bulky and won't cure fast enough.
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post #10 of 16 Old 02-26-2007, 03:08 PM Thread Starter
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thanks for the answers, i have decided to use it
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