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Hi all! I am wondering how to tell if the superglue I have is safe for aquariums? If it isn't, what super glue do you guys use that is safe? Thanks!
 

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Cyanoacrylate. Most superglues are this and they should all say what they are on the package. Others can be safe as well, but it depends on what they are and they have a cure time before hand so aren't feasible for plants but are superior for certain decor.
 

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AcornTheBetta said:
Hi all! I am wondering how to tell if the superglue I have is safe for aquariums? If it isn't, what super glue do you guys use that is safe? Thanks!
i’ve heard 100% silicon is good too (depending on if u need a tight seal or just glue)
 

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if Cyanoacrylate is the main ingredient it must be safe. Be sure to get Super Glue Gel
 
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depan89 said:
if Cyanoacrylate is the main ingredient it must be safe. Be sure to get Super Glue Gel
Why is superglue gel better?
EDIT: I have normal superglue with Cyanoacrylate in it.
 

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AcornTheBetta said:
Why is superglue gel better?
EDIT: I have normal superglue with Cyanoacrylate in it.
Easier to apply and control and have more cure time than liquid gel
 

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Hi,
You could also use coral glue. It's pretty much super glue, but has a longer cure time.
It was great for putting corals in place in my reef, can be used underwater, put things in place, hold, and let set (takes about 10 seconds)
 

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Professional tip ,
When using superglue to hold plants just as the glue is going off toss a pinch of dirt into it. That hides to white colour of the superglue as it dries.
 

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Another pro tip. Water instantly cures cyanoacrylate(aquarium safe hint hint)
The gels are a slower reacting formula and the coral glue mentioned above is a gel with buffers since it is a wet mold glue.
 

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