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Blue_Frog 02-02-2007 01:48 PM

Is hot melt glue toxic to freshwater fish?
Hi Everyone

I searched through the forums and couldn't see an answer to this particular question. I'm looking to hot melt glue some rocks to something to put into the fishtank (to make a cave kind of thing), but i wasn't sure if hot melt glue was toxic to fish.

The glue i'm referring to is the stuff you get at the craft store, and you put the glue into a gun so it gets really hot, burns your finges, then dries like clear plastic.

Thanks for any help you can offer!

joeshmoe 02-02-2007 01:51 PM

i would use that. the olny glue that will be fine is silicone where u can find at pool or pet stores

DiegoDude 02-03-2007 12:12 AM

I have personally used it to quickly glue plastic plants to the bottom of my aquarium because I use very little gravel and the plants anchor better. It is also easier to pull them off once stuck as opposed to silicone. Take a look at this article non-toxic is the key.

joeshmoe 02-03-2007 09:31 AM

oops i sad would i ment wouldnt :roll:

magic_marty 02-03-2007 08:57 PM

some of the decor we got at feeder supply has hot glue on them to attach the plastic plants.i don't know if there is a toxic and non-toxic version of the glue but i do know there is high temp and low temp also some of the glue sticks look more clear then others.

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