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Driftwqood Question

I just got a box of wood and have various pieces to work with. I want to combine several into one. Whats the best way to do this? I thought about screws but some pieces are small and delicate.

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superglue?
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diy driftwood

^^I used dowels and aquarium glue/silicone

My Fluval/THOR Airstream

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Note to self: now its only temporary I don't need to do anything fancy......In fact I will not let this forum and all you lot with your lovely aqua-scapes, influence this tank as its only temporary accommodation!!
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You could try silicone or zip ties.
Might give silicone a look. Need something that sets fairly quick though

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superglue?
is is safe? I have CA which is basically superglue that I could use

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diy driftwood

^^I used dowels and aquarium glue/silicone
Great idea mate but my pieces are far to small to frill into to setup
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Most epoxies should work fine for this. They hold well, are inert, and you can get some with some pretty short set/cure times.

I think one of the epoxy putties is even marketed for securing corals in reef tanks (but it's much more expensive then regular epoxy putty)
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Well I ended up buying Black silicone. I have my collection soaking in a bucket for 2 weeks right now. Once done ill let them dry and start creating

Should be fun
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Make sure you get silicone 1 door and window. That would be the safest. I believe GE makes it. I would go the superglue route.
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Make sure you get silicone 1 door and window. That would be the safest. I believe GE makes it. I would go the superglue route.
the one I bought was at Petco made for tanks, I think I should be ok.
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