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rand98989 02-26-2007 07:26 AM

superglue
 
Can superglue be used in a tank to anchor plastic/silk plants to rocks or would superglue poison the fish?

Daz 02-26-2007 07:33 AM

Not the best choice, use aquarium silicon.

rand98989 02-26-2007 08:11 AM

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?

Picklee 02-26-2007 08:56 AM

What's your reason? :)

rand98989 02-26-2007 11:24 AM

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

Dk 02-26-2007 11:37 AM

You could try an epoxy like one of these.
http://www.marinedepot.com/aquarium_...xy.asp?CartId=

rand98989 02-26-2007 12:10 PM

ok, lets try again,, is superglue safe in an aquarium?

Picklee 02-26-2007 01:53 PM

No.

fish_4_all 02-26-2007 02:03 PM

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.

rand98989 02-26-2007 02:08 PM

thanks for the answers, i have decided to use it


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