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post #1 of 8 (permalink) Old 04-20-2011, 03:56 AM Thread Starter
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aquascape ideas

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alright imagine a flowerpot upside down with driftwood stuck on to it over the drift wood you got moss

or no moss just drift wood to blend in with my planted backround..


alright now the question is what kinda glue can i use to stick the driftwood onto the clay pot? LOL
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post #2 of 8 (permalink) Old 04-21-2011, 06:03 AM
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From my experiance any super glue gel will work fine... but i have to ask what is it for? shrimp? loach? Eel?
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post #3 of 8 (permalink) Old 04-21-2011, 06:06 AM
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I would go with your standard aquarium safe silicone. You could also drill the pot (probably need a masonry bit) and just screw the driftwood to the pot.
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post #4 of 8 (permalink) Old 04-21-2011, 06:35 AM Thread Starter
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um its just for low tech planted tank for tetras,few shrimps and maybe a scarlet gem badis. super glue? wowi didnt think that was safe
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post #5 of 8 (permalink) Old 04-21-2011, 06:51 AM
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as long as the glue isnt still wet when you submerge the piece, then it is no longer water soluble (since it is waterproof).
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post #6 of 8 (permalink) Old 04-21-2011, 02:46 PM
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Also you can use non-toxic silicone to attach your driftwood to the ceramic pot.

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post #7 of 8 (permalink) Old 04-21-2011, 10:57 PM
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Careful with the superglue. I have slow drying araldite (epoxy resin) that has a big picture on the tube with an upside down fish on it and in the small print it says "hazardous to aquatic life". I would guess that this particular stuff has a nasty additive in it since the quick drying araldite (also epoxy resin) has no warnings on it.

On the other hand why take the risk when marine engineering grade silicone is cheap and proven to be safe.
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I like the screw Idea.... small masonry drill, drill in two places then use stainless steel screws into the wood, use washers if necessary. No glue, firm fit to the wood and permanent.
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