Is Alteco Super Glue Safe?

Discussion in 'Freshwater Beginners' started by Rack, Jul 21, 2017.

  1. RackValued MemberMember

    I wanna glue some anubias to a drift wood, but I'm not sure if this glue is safe, it gives a strong odor when you use it. How long should I let it cure before putting it back in the tank?
     
  2. Aquaphobia

    AquaphobiaFishlore LegendMember

    Are the ingredients listed on the bottle?
     
  3. California L33

    California L33Well Known MemberMember

    Google 'aquarium safe glue for plants.' As I understand it, many adhesives have additives to kill molds that also affect plants (and probably) fish.
     




  4. OP
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    RackValued MemberMember

    No, it only says Cyanoacrylate adhesive.
     
  5. Coradee

    CoradeeModeratorModerator Member

    If that's the only ingredient then it's safe to use.
     
  6. OP
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    RackValued MemberMember

    What about silicon? Is it safe?
     
  7. grantm91

    grantm91Fishlore VIPMember

    9 times out of 10 silicon is too except if it is the anti-mould one, a lot actually say on them believe it or not. There is also a site I believe with all the info on what you can and cant use maybe someone could link it?
     
  8. California L33

    California L33Well Known MemberMember

    The problem is that is says it's a 'Cyanoacrylate adhesive,' not that it doesn't have other ingredients. As far as I know there are no ingredient labeling requirements for adhesives. That's why it's best to find something labeled 'aquarium safe'- you pay more (for less, often), but it means the manufacturer has considered the possible consequences of everything that's been put in it.
     
  9. OP
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    RackValued MemberMember

    Do you know any known brand that is safe for aquariums? A brand that I can find in any store.
     
  10. California L33

    California L33Well Known MemberMember

    Seachem makes a fish safe cyanoacrylate adhesive-  

    Amazon has it- expensive stuff at almost 10 bucks, but your fish probably cost a lot more than that.
     
  11. TwoHedWlf

    TwoHedWlfWell Known MemberMember

    Their "fish safe cyanoacrylate adhesive" is probably just the same as any other super glue, with a 900% markup.

    The only thing you're likely to find in any CA other than cyanoacrylate is viscosity modifiers. Find an inexpensive gel superglue, use it. Find something else to worry about, like cancer, saving for retirement, global warming...
     




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