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January 22, 2012
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ender2811
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Does anyone have an idea for an adhesive that is aquarium safe and that would work on rocks?
Tried silicone but can't get a good enough connection.

January 22, 2012
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I think the marine keepers sometimes use superglue when attaching fragged corals, but I'm not sure if that would work in fresh water.

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January 22, 2012
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Superglue should be fine, people use it a lot to fasten plants to wood/rock. Cures on contact with water.

January 22, 2012
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Are we talking regular super/crazy glue?
That might be a bit too liquid to get a decent contact going. I really need a good blob of something between the rocks cos I can't get any significant surface areas to align.
There's a super glue gel, do u think that would work/be safe??

January 22, 2012
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Also, do they really use it on plants??? Fake or real?? /huh.gif" style="vertical-align:middle" emoid=":huh:" border="0" alt="huh.gif" />

January 22, 2012
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Yeah I've used it for fastening rhizominous plants like Java fern, Anubias and Bolbitis to wood, works really well. I think the gel form should be safe as well, might want to google that to make sure though.

January 22, 2012
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Marine fishkeepers use Milliput to connect rocks ect, its safe for aquarium use and a very handy product for fishkeepers. Im not sure if you can get it locally but im sure you will find internet suppliers willing to ship to you.

http://www.milliput.com/prod.htm

January 23, 2012
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What are you trying to stick together? Making a rock structure, or sticking things to rocks?

I've used superglue (gel works better), Araldite (let fully cure before submerging) and epoxy putties like Aqua Knead It before - which one depends on what I'm sticking together.

January 23, 2012
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I have used superglue a lot in tanks too, especially for frags of corals and as Ste said; milliput was also used for sticking bits of live rock together.

January 23, 2012
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Thanks for the input guys.

@unissuh It's for a rock structure. Do u mean a specific product by Araldite or just a 2 component epoxy resin? The interwebs say people use it as a synonym.

January 27, 2012
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The Araldite normal two part epoxy, not the funny specialized ones or other brands. Don't know if other brands are just as safe, haven't tried.

January 27, 2012
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Orca Underwater glue may be what you are lookinjg for.

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