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post #1 of 3 (permalink) Old 11-23-2002, 04:05 PM Thread Starter
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I'm out of aquarium silicone to glue the airline to the lid of the bottle, Can I use epoxy instead?
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post #2 of 3 (permalink) Old 11-24-2002, 03:59 PM
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It would probably be safe to use epoxy. Most epoxy dries very hard, thus very unlikely to leach anything harmful in to your aquarium. But being the worrier that I am, I would take the time to buy a small tube of aquarium safe silicone. You can buy small tube at ACE Hardware for less than 3 dollars. This way, you know you are safe.
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I drill a 3/16" hole in the cover, put a couple drops of super glue around it, and force a airline tubing fitting used with the white airstones tightly up against the cover. Let it dry about 5 min and its ready to use, without any unsightly gobs of silicone sealant. Its never caused me any problems, and it won't leak! :hehe:

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