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Old 06-10-2008, 04:58 PM   #1
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What can you use to glue rocks together for aquascaping?


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So i'm going to start working on the awsome rock work on my 3g nano, just wanted to know what kind of glue stuff can i use that is water/fish/inverts safe to make my masterpiece!?
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Old 06-10-2008, 05:15 PM   #2
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Just about any type of super glue. For sticking rock together there is a marine putty that works well too. However if you want to stack some rock high i would recomend drilling the rock and glueing acrylic rods (or plastic coathanger) into the holes.
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Old 06-10-2008, 05:17 PM   #3
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marine epoxy. Works well
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Marine epoxy.
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Old 06-10-2008, 05:25 PM   #5
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Marine epoxy.
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Old 06-10-2008, 05:40 PM   #6
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super glue gel
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Marine epoxy.
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Marine epoxy.

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Old 06-10-2008, 06:02 PM   #8
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I like super glue gel. I think the drill and rods is a great idea....Power tools and tanks....you just can ask for anything more!
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HAHA! thanks everyone!!
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Old 06-20-2008, 06:37 PM   #10
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Hey.. can I use gorilla glue to glue rocks together also??
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Old 06-20-2008, 08:11 PM   #11
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I don't know that glue is going to work on rocks, it won't last if you're trying to make stacks. I've seen people make rocks, and I've heard of other people using thorite (a kind of concrete), but epoxy is probably the best bet for smaller setups.
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I use a combo of gel and putty, seems to be the magical combo, the putty can form exactly to the shape of a rock and for a smoot surface for the super glue.

works pretty decent.
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Marine epoxy.
don't use if you have asthma

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don't use if you have asthma

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Don't have asthma so I don't know about that part. I know I don't leave it on my hands very long because it causes me to start breaking out and itching like crazy.
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i do have asthma, and it caused a hitch in my breathing. . .
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