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post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old 11-20-2014, 06:48 PM Thread Starter
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Flourish Glue

Two weeks ago I was at an aquarium event up in Chicago. Seachem was in attendance and on their table was a product I had not seen "Flourish Glue". I had never seen it before but immediately said "Brilliant"!

In any case I hit Dr. Foster and Smith when I got home and bought a pack. I've had an Anubias that I just couldn't get to sit how I wanted. A few globs of glue, a few seconds, and stuck together. Shortly after refilling the tank a shrimp went over to take a look. He didn't get stuck which is nice and is still doing fine 24 hours later.

I find it way easier to glue stuff to rocks and wood than to use fishing line especially in enclosed places like a Spec 3.

Next I wish somebody would come up with tiny but heavy weights that are fish safe. Like rubber dipped lead anchors.


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Given how much markup anything packaged specifically for aquarium use gets, I suspect I'll be sticking with the Loctite supergue gel I've been using years rather than buying Seachem's.

Yep. The regular stuff works just fine in tanks.
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Given how much markup anything packaged specifically for aquarium use gets, I suspect I'll be sticking with the Loctite supergue gel I've been using years rather than buying Seachem's.

Yep. The regular stuff works just fine in tanks.
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Good point. One item that makes this stuff different than any super glue I've used is that comes out in gel like consistency. I'd liken it more to hot glue. The super glues I've used are more liquid.


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Both Loctite and Superglue brands make a gel formulation-just have to check the label to make sure you're getting the right stuff.

I switched from Superglue to Loctite as it cleans up easier--less trouble clearing blockage at the tip of the container and it's easier to break loose from plants if you want to move them later--and, whether it's the gel forumation or the container design, I can actually close up the left over gel, toss it in a drawer and still have it be useable months later when I open it up again.
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Another vote for the loctite gel.

The container is really great, in that it gives you an absurd amount of control. You can get a very small, precise amount out.

I think it's the only variant of superglue/cyanoacrylate that I could use without getting multiple patches of skin glued together...
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I used up a couple of tubes of $ store gel superglue the other day. Works great. My wood has tiny Bolbitis and Java ferns glued all over it now.


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