Superglue In Tank???

amariel9

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I saw a lifewithpets YouTube video about creating fish hideouts with coconut shells, moss balls, and superglue, and I was wondering if this is actually safe for the fish/if it matters what type of glue is used. Thanks in advance!!
 
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yukondog said:
I've been using supper glue in my tanks and have never had a problem.
Do you know if there's a specific brand/type that must be used, or is anything okay?
 

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I think most people use gorilla gel type or the loctite gel.
They say to look for the type that contains cyranoacrylate.
 

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Make sure that it says cyanoacrylate on the side!

Liquid will work, but gel is easier to work with in water.
 

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Anything that is the Loctite brand generally has worked really well for me, especially their gel. In my experience, gorilla glue isn't as good because it takes a bit longer to cure. Make sure that the main ingredient is cyanoacrylate and that the glue doesn't have any antibacterial or anti-fungal substances in it.
 

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Loctite is pretty nice.

I've actually had better luck securing heavier things with Gorilla Glue (hard corals). Takes a bit longer, but holds better.
 

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I had no clue I could use some glue in tank ... this just opened up whole new world of possibilities
 

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Katarina said:
I had no clue I could use some glue in tank ... this just opened up whole new world of possibilities
You just HAVE to let it cure properly. Like if it says let dry for 24 hours, leave it for 48.
 

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2211Nighthawk said:
You just HAVE to let it cure properly. Like if it says let dry for 24 hours, leave it for 48.
Most glue doesn't have any cure time.

When I glue corals, I'll usually take the coral and rock out of the tank, dry off the area that'll I'll be gluing, glue it, hold it for about a minute and plop it back into the tank. No issues. A lot of people even glue while the coral is underwater in the tank.
 

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Lorekeeper said:
Most glue doesn't have any cure time.

When I glue corals, I'll usually take the coral and rock out of the tank, dry off the area that'll I'll be gluing, glue it, hold it for about a minute and plop it back into the tank. No issues. A lot of people even glue while the coral is underwater in the tank.
True. I guess I’d just be super paranoid.
 
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