Best glue for salt water tanks

Discussion in 'Beginner Discussions' started by KevinR, 9 Mar 2009.

  1. KevinR

    KevinR

    Joined:
    12 Nov 2008
    Posts:
    141
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Centurion
    Hi All

    What is the best and strongest glue that I can use in an aquarium?
     
  2. AdS Guest




    to hide all adverts.
  3. mnd123

    mnd123

    Joined:
    5 Mar 2008
    Posts:
    1,753
    Likes Received:
    14
    Location:
    Fourways Gardens
    For the tank itself or for sticking things to things?

    I use Superglue Gel for sticking most SPS/LPS and softies to rock, or for larger bits I use Pratleys Putty

    M
     
  4. Matt

    Matt MASA Contributor

    Joined:
    5 Jan 2008
    Posts:
    1,906
    Likes Received:
    24
    Location:
    JHB
    Super glue GEL
     
  5. Renannchen

    Renannchen

    Joined:
    28 Oct 2008
    Posts:
    1,344
    Likes Received:
    9
    Location:
    Cape-Town
    What do u want to use it for? To put the glas together or use it after the water is in the tank? Best glue to use when building the tank is marine silicone!
     
  6. KevinR

    KevinR Thread Starter

    Joined:
    12 Nov 2008
    Posts:
    141
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Centurion
    Thanks, my pinwheel in my skimmer broke and now I need to stick it back. Tried silicon and super glue and both failed in 2 minutes
     
  7. KevinR

    KevinR Thread Starter

    Joined:
    12 Nov 2008
    Posts:
    141
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Centurion
    Thanks Matt Will try the gel. I just used the normal super glue
     
  8. mnd123

    mnd123

    Joined:
    5 Mar 2008
    Posts:
    1,753
    Likes Received:
    14
    Location:
    Fourways Gardens
    Ouch.

    Did the ceramic shaft snap? That will prob never mend, too much force - need to replace if it is the shaft.
     
  9. KevinR

    KevinR Thread Starter

    Joined:
    12 Nov 2008
    Posts:
    141
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Centurion
    No the shaft is still intact. It is the pinwheel that connects to a plastic piece that snapped. I am not sure how to explain it. But it is a deltec 701 skimmer. so I just need to glue the plastic to plastic. It was glued in the first place. So there must be something that will hold it. But the shaft is ok
     
  10. Renannchen

    Renannchen

    Joined:
    28 Oct 2008
    Posts:
    1,344
    Likes Received:
    9
    Location:
    Cape-Town
    Use noral super glue, but mix it with koeksoda... After you have glued the 2pieces and its stil wet, just pour some koeksoda over it, it wil harden in seconds
     
  11. mnd123

    mnd123

    Joined:
    5 Mar 2008
    Posts:
    1,753
    Likes Received:
    14
    Location:
    Fourways Gardens
    Hmmm, plastic to plastic - wonder if PVC weld will do the trick?
     
  12. KevinR

    KevinR Thread Starter

    Joined:
    12 Nov 2008
    Posts:
    141
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Centurion
    Thanks for all the replies. I will give the super glue gel a try first and if that is not sucessfull I will try the pvc weld.
     
  13. 459b

    459b Moderator MASA Contributor

    Joined:
    12 Mar 2008
    Posts:
    9,748
    Likes Received:
    789
    Location:
    Cape Town
    i wouldnt recommend trying this. pvc weld eats through some plastics.
     
  14. mnd123

    mnd123

    Joined:
    5 Mar 2008
    Posts:
    1,753
    Likes Received:
    14
    Location:
    Fourways Gardens
    oops, thanks 459b - my advice was ill-informed, sorry bout that, thanks for the heads up
     
  15. KevinR

    KevinR Thread Starter

    Joined:
    12 Nov 2008
    Posts:
    141
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Centurion
    No Prob thanks for all the advice I will try the super glue gel tonight. Hopefully it does the trick.
     
  16. Tobes

    Tobes Retired Moderator

    Joined:
    30 Nov 2007
    Posts:
    9,482
    Likes Received:
    118
    Location:
    A Beautiful place!
    I have a Octopus 2000 pump on my TS2 and for some reason the plastic pin sheered off causing the impeller to spin on the shaft. I glued it in place with normal superglue and it worked. Ordered a new impeller to replace. It never broke again, it is more than a year ago and still running with the glued impeller and the new one is still lying in a box :)
     
  17. KevinR

    KevinR Thread Starter

    Joined:
    12 Nov 2008
    Posts:
    141
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Centurion
    Yes that sounds the same as what happend to mine. I have used super glue gel to glue it back. I made sure I put on enough so I am leaving it for 24 hours to dry. I will try it tonight. Hopefully it works.
     
  18. Tobes

    Tobes Retired Moderator

    Joined:
    30 Nov 2007
    Posts:
    9,482
    Likes Received:
    118
    Location:
    A Beautiful place!
    I dried mine decently with a hairdrier just to make sure it's not wet on the inside and then I let the glue run in all the way and everywhere.
     
  19. Falcon

    Falcon

    Joined:
    26 Feb 2008
    Posts:
    2,869
    Likes Received:
    31
    Location:
    VEREENIGING
    BEST thing to use for this kind of thing is Q-BOND simply amazing stuff 100x stronger than just a normal superglue bond....simply sprinkle some powder and then drop some glue on it to let it set like hard plastic in seconds.:)
     
  20. KevinR

    KevinR Thread Starter

    Joined:
    12 Nov 2008
    Posts:
    141
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Centurion
    Thanks Falcon. I ended up using superglue gel and it has worked like a charm. No problems yet. If it does fail at sometime in the future I will try Q-BOND.
     
  21. Falcon

    Falcon

    Joined:
    26 Feb 2008
    Posts:
    2,869
    Likes Received:
    31
    Location:
    VEREENIGING
    good stuff,lets hope it holds boet;)
     
Recent Posts

Loading...
Similar Threads - Best glue salt Forum Date
Best way to glue glass to perspex? Anything DIY Related 1 Dec 2008
Best Looking FOWLR Tanks Fish Only Tanks, Predator Tanks 31 Oct 2016
Best care ID Needed 2 Oct 2016
Best place for plumbing supplies in Gauteng Anything DIY Related 15 Aug 2016
Best way for curing live rock General Discussions and Advice 18 Jun 2016
Best way to level a tank Beginner Discussions 17 Jun 2016
BEST BUY SPECIALS this WEEKEND @ ALL OUR AQUARIA-SA STORES Sponsor Specials 28 Apr 2016