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I'm in the process of creating my own nano aquarium decorations. I'm using a variety of safe substances such as crafting plastic mesh, rocks (tested and cleaned), glass, foam, and so on. I know that hot glue doesn't have the staying power in an aquarium setting.

My question is what kind of glue/epoxy/whatever is best to use? I prefer if the end result is either white or transparent.

I know that it's safe to use super glue/krazy glue that has cyanoacrylate as the active ingredient. I've used the gel version once already and it did pretty good.

Any others?
 

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The super glues would probably be the best bet with an advantage of using them in the objects when they are dry. If your working with them wet then super glue gell may or may not work. I have had mixed results using super glue on live coral in the past. Results seemed to dependent upon how dry I got the parts I wanted to glue together.

The silicone Worked great on smooth surfaces like glass. But if you have something porous again there are very mixed results.

I personalty make my decorations. however they are sculptured out of clay and fired in a kiln. If you have a pottery store near you check if you can rent kiln time. If you can then you only limit is your imagination. Years ago I saw someone that made backgrounds with built in caves that blended in with castles and other decorations. All out of clay that was fired.
 

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I use regular super glue gel in both fresh and saltwater.it will skin over when you put it in the water. Wiggle the item back and forth a couple times to seat it firmly. If you are gluing outside of the aquarium the "wiggle" is not necessary
 
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