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I cannot find the answer and I am sure it has been asked a number if times.
In preparation for building my first sump I have been looking for the best adhesive to attach plexiglass partitions to glass walls. I am reading that silicone is tricky.
Who has the actual experience with what works / what does not?
Is silicone GLUE better and if so: are there any of them that are NOT suitable for aquariums (potential toxicity)?
Looking to hear from folks, who have actual experience. Thanks!
 

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Thing is: I already have a ton of plexiglass and have spent more $$ on the project (includes a 3 piece bench/cabinet for 5 very large tanks) than I planned on.
I'd build small tanks from the plexiglass with Wield-On.

But for a divider, I guess roughing the edges of the plexiglass with sandpaper would work to use silicone. Keep in mind that plexiglass can change size based on temperature so don't cut a tight fit against the glass or you might get a nice crack.
 

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I'd build small tanks from the plexiglass with Wield-On.

But for a divider, I guess roughing the edges of the plexiglass with sandpaper would work to use silicone. Keep in mind that plexiglass can change size based on temperature so don't cut a tight fit against the glass or you might get a nice crack.
Nope. Roughing it is not the way. I found an answer I am happy with. Thanks.
 

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Nope. Roughing it is not the way. But I appreciate the answer, nonetheless. I think I found what I am looking for and silicone it actually is. Just some flat strips glued in front and behing the partitions as braces make a tremendous difference. there is a short video in Youtube on how strong it becomes. I did not bookmark it (dang!), but I will find it.
 

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Do you know what kind of strips? I was thinking about that, something like a holder you slide the divider in and out.
I guess you can find those holders in an office supply store.
 

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Do you know what kind of strips? I was thinking about that, something like a holder you slide the divider in and out.
I guess you can find those holders in an office supply store.
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just flat strips of acrylic: 1.5x4, smthng like that
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