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rivendel
01-31-2009, 10:21 AM
im planning to built a caves for my fish, maybe made of rocks or something but my question is what kind of glue will not harm fish?

albyoscar
01-31-2009, 10:50 AM
aquarium silicone works for projects such as that :)

TheFishJunky
01-31-2009, 10:53 AM
silicone-period

rivendel
01-31-2009, 10:58 AM
aquarium silicone works for projects such as that :)

anytype of silicone? that i can buy on rona? how about the sand, can i just buy from rona? is it safe for my ciclids? goldfish? arowana? etc...

TheFishJunky
01-31-2009, 11:07 AM
aquarium silicone and some others.alot will say right on it"ok for aquariums".some sand is loaded with silica which is very bad.your best bet is to rinse the sand thoroughly and read what type of sand it is.not familiar with rona so cant say.

sammy5772
01-31-2009, 4:31 PM
Make sure you are careful with the silicon because some like the ones used in bathrooms are pigmented or have other things in them that can leech out and kill fish (don't worry, thankfully, not first hand experience).

rivendel
01-31-2009, 6:44 PM
Make sure you are careful with the silicon because some like the ones used in bathrooms are pigmented or have other things in them that can leech out and kill fish (don't worry, thankfully, not first hand experience).


so do rona have a silicone for aquarium?

rivendel
01-31-2009, 6:44 PM
what kind of sand to buy?

Lupin
02-01-2009, 1:36 AM
If you're going to use PVC pipes, PVC pipe cement is fine but give it a day or two before using it in your tank. The smell has to be removed completely before use.

cchhcc
02-01-2009, 3:10 AM
100% silicone (i.e. no special anti-mildew agents, etc.) works fine. Hot glue from a glue gun also.

rivendel
02-01-2009, 11:09 AM
If you're going to use PVC pipes, PVC pipe cement is fine but give it a day or two before using it in your tank. The smell has to be removed completely before use.


im just gonna make caves for my cichlids... made of stones...

rivendel
02-01-2009, 11:11 AM
100% silicone (i.e. no special anti-mildew agents, etc.) works fine. Hot glue from a glue gun also.

ive tried glue stick from a gluegun but it only works for a couple of days..