fixing my lily pipe
Planted Tank Forums
Your Tanks Image Hosting *Tank Tracker * Plant Profiles Fish Profiles Planted Tank Guide Photo Gallery Articles

Go Back   The Planted Tank Forum > Specific Aspects of a Planted Tank > Equipment


Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 11-06-2013, 11:53 PM   #1
throughthisvalley
Algae Grower
 
PTrader: (2/100%)
Join Date: Aug 2013
Location: Brooklyn
Posts: 27
Default

fixing my lily pipe


I broke the suction cup holder part of the glass off of my lily pipe. It took part of the tube with it but it seems like it basically is an intact piece. What is the best way to reattach it seamlessly? Thanks
throughthisvalley is online now   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Old 11-07-2013, 12:13 AM   #2
Darkblade48
Moderator
 
Darkblade48's Avatar
 
PTrader: (3/100%)
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Japan
Posts: 9,390
Default

Do you have a picture?

I do not think there is any way to reattach the broken piece seamlessly unless you reblow the broken pieces. If you are looking to reattach it though, silicone would be my first option.
__________________
Anthony

A Primer to Pressurized CO2 and A Primer to Planted Tanks
Eheim Pimp #362 - Eheim 2213 x2, Eheim 2028, Eheim 2217, Eheim surface skimmer and Eheim autofeeder.
Victor Pimp #33 - HPT272-125-350-4M
Darkblade48 is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 11-07-2013, 12:31 AM   #3
exv152
Wannabe Guru
 
exv152's Avatar
 
PTrader: (0/0%)
Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: Ontario, Canada
Posts: 1,408
Default

Same thing happened to me, and I ended up getting a new lily pipe in the end. Where the suction cup came off, it took a chunk of glass with it and left tiny cracks. So I didn't trust it would stay intact for too long and didn't want to risk it.
__________________
Eheim Pimp Club,# 496
25g 60-H iwagumi
125g high tech
7g cube
33g iwagumi cube
75g low tech angelfish tank
exv152 is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 11-07-2013, 12:44 AM   #4
throughthisvalley
Algae Grower
 
PTrader: (2/100%)
Join Date: Aug 2013
Location: Brooklyn
Posts: 27
Default

I was thinking something rigid like epoxy. It didn't crack just pulled away. I guess I mean fairly seamless, no silicon chunks.
throughthisvalley is online now   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 11-07-2013, 01:06 AM   #5
Tzac
Planted Tank Obsessed
 
PTrader: (0/0%)
Join Date: May 2013
Location: Eugene, Oregon
Posts: 303
Default

Glass does not glue well. Even "glass" glues don't really work. The only thing I know of is an epoxy that you use a uv light to set and I don't think its really worth it for a single pipe. Silicone would be a next best that I know of.
Tzac is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the The Planted Tank Forum forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.
User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Password:
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:

Log-in

Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.



Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump


All times are GMT. The time now is 10:04 PM.


Powered by vBulletin®
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Copyright Planted Tank LLC 2012