What glue to use to fix my skimmer?

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  1. erratiC

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    Hey all,

    I bought a Reef Octo OCTX-160 from a fellow reefer but thanks to sapo it came to me with a broken "leg". What glue do you suggest I use to fix it? I took it to Maizeys today but they have no idea what it is.

    To top it off, I dropped the lid and broke a chunk of it off - Maizeys sold me some stuff called "Tensol no. 12" to fix it. Anybody know if it's reef-friendly?

    They said that I shouldn't use it on the leg as it wouldn't work and that I'd be wasting my time if I tried....

    Anybody have any better ideas?
     
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  3. jaquesdp08

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    What about Bostik PVC Cement
     
  4. erratiC

    erratiC Thread Starter

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    I was going to go look for the same stuff to glue my PVC together tomorrow. 2 birds with 1 stone. Sweet!

    Thanks man! :thumbup:
     
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    Have your'll tried Tangit?
     
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    butcherman Moderator MASA Contributor

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    what about the new coral glue that stuff work like crazy!
     
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    erratiC Thread Starter

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    Nope, only thing I've tried is plain marine silicone and that was a dismal failure lol.

    What's the stuff called? Gonna try Jacques' suggestion then go from there :)
     
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    What coral glue, make?? and price?? Ive seen the Geisemann, but very pricey
     
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    you need glue specific to acrylic, i dont think glues designed for pvc will work.
     
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    butcherman Moderator MASA Contributor

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    its called CG coral glue it.s made by ecomarine.

    I have used it to glue frags, can be applied under water(apparently), cures in 5 min.
    I bought some for my tank, but have ended up glueing all sorts of weird things! even glued the mic back onto a gaming headset! its a little expensive but i think its worth it.
     
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    Coral Glue from Ecotech is great stuff

    Butcher you beat me to it hehe
     
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    butcherman Moderator MASA Contributor

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    you gotta get up pretty early to do that :tt2: i love the part at the end in the vid!
     
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    I agree, be very careful what glue you use as most super glues and pvc glues don't work well with acrylic.
     
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