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  • #301971

    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.

    #346867

    Eyrie
    Participant

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

    #346868

    BigTom
    Participant

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

    #346869

    ender2811
    Participant

    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??

    #346870

    ender2811
    Participant

    Also, do they really use it on plants??? Fake or real??

    #346871

    BigTom
    Participant

    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.

    #346872

    ste12000
    Member

    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

    #346874

    unissuh
    Member

    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.

    #346875

    Colin
    Participant

    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.

    #346885

    ender2811
    Participant

    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.

    #346950

    unissuh
    Member

    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.

    #346955

    Humunuku
    Participant

    Orca Underwater glue may be what you are lookinjg for.

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