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Hot Glue Safe?

Today I went and got the rest of my Odessa barbs. And also came home with two Bristlenose Plecos. We have a lot of driftwood that we’ve collected (bone dry) that my bf wants to make a cave out of for them in hopes they might spawn - they are a male and female. Is hot glue safe to use?
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I've used hot glue with no problems but found that after a few months, it didn't hold on anymore. I used it to glue plastic pull chain to metal forks to feed zucchini.

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Aquarium shops here sometimes stock aquarium safe glue but Iíve used super glue with no problems. Holds well. There is a gel one that isnít as runny.
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Superglue gel is what you want to use. It doesn't have to be that brand as long as it is a cyanoacrylate gel.

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I did end up going with the hot glue. I used the child safe sticks so should be safe. Hopefully by the time it stops working the wood will be waterlogged enough it won’t float back up.
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