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Old 12-04-2005, 09:21 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Glue for driftwood and stone needed

I have an arrangement of driftwood that I'd like to keep together and down. Aquastick (expoxy) and silicone aquarium glue have not worked. I need something that will firmly attach to both and, or course, not be toxic.

I've heard that super glue is a possible alternative. Thoughts?
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Old 12-05-2005, 06:23 AM   #2 (permalink)
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I wouldnt use superglue I have heard its not good in a tank.... Is Aquastick what we have in the UK called Milliput? I used Muliput in my tank a number of times, some salty fish keepers use it to hold rocks together

A possible alternative for you is stainless steel screws?
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If super glue will infact hold (I'd use the gel), it's safe for tanks. It essentially dries as a plastic.

We used superglue all the time at work to fix broken impellers and never had any issues... other than the super glue eventually failing and having to reglue the thing

Edit: if that won't work I've got one other alternative for you. A friend and I did a set up where we built a wall of driftwood using many small pieces. To secure them together we drilled holes through the wood and put acrylic rods/strips through the holes. You couldn't see where we had drilled/braced and the wall held together perfectly.

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What about two stage epoxies? It's very strong and I believe it's inert after the curing process. Probably have to do some research on that though. I'm not 100% sure on it.
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