ABS or PVC? Two different items , so they require two different solvents to do the joint. It is not a glue joint but a solvent weld, which does mean that the top layers of the pipe are dissolved and melt together, rather than a simple joint where the adhesive lays on top of the material. We sometimes confuse ourselves as we get sloppy about what the say about things like glue versus solvent.
You can get a joint using super glue but you will get a much better/stronger joint with a solvent weld much like gluing metal versus welding it.
The various colors of the different solvents is often used to let you know what "strength" or thickness as each has special qualities we need to know about. Some are thin, which makes them fast, while others are thicker to make them easier to get where you want them and others are blue which means they are better for use when working under less than ideal conditions like in a muddy pit where everything is wet!
For tank use, most of our joints are under very little pressure and small pipes, so which color to use is more a decision on what we want to deal with, more than how well the solvent will work.
It is important to use the correct solvent for the material as some ABS will not do as well on PVC, etc.