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Kazzy 01-21-2011 11:24 AM

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!

bearwithfish 01-21-2011 12:44 PM

about 20 minutes just to be sure it hardens hot glue is great!!!!!!

Kazzy 01-21-2011 12:46 PM

Oh wow, not long at all then. Well, it's cured then, I let it sit overnight. lol thanks!

SinCrisis 01-21-2011 03:34 PM

isnt hot glue wax based and will slowly melt into your water?

Mikaila31 01-21-2011 03:36 PM

hot glue is a no no, especially when aquarium safe silicon costs $4 from Menard's

SinCrisis 01-21-2011 03:45 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Mikaila31 (Post 565838)
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..

bearwithfish 01-21-2011 05:02 PM

i have used in my wifes tank for over a year with no issues at all .. no melting no leaching... its been fine...

Kazzy 01-21-2011 06:47 PM

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.

Mikaila31 01-22-2011 09:07 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?

Kazzy 01-22-2011 09:25 PM

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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