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Rex reactor question

I'm wondering how long I should let the cement set up before I can safely connect it to the tank. The last time I built one a week before I set the tank up, so I didnt have to think about curing time.

Is 12 hours ok? 24? 48?

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I put my cemented bits out in the sun for a day then flush them out several times. The sniff test after that indicates good to go.

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I gave it overnight then rinsed it out a few times before hooking it up to the tank.
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48 hours is a good time, i always let cement cure for a week before letting water go through it, just to be over cautious, probably not needed, just check the container the cement was in


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wait overnight then rinse it out a few times if it still smells in the morning then wait until the evening and rinse it out again and sniff away. once you stop smelling it you'll be good.
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I'll be honest I usually only wait an hour then rinse well a few times and put it into use.

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I'll be honest I usually only wait an hour then rinse well a few times and put it into use.

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lol, atleast your honest.

I let it sit overnight with an airpump corculating air on it, then sat it in the sun all day yesterday while I did a gawd awful ammount of yard work. Shes now connected, and oddly not working so well. Getting a bunch of airlock in the top of the unit..


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Did you take an flip it over once hooked up to remove all teh air from it?

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Plumbers sure don't wait 2 days. Oatey says cure time is 1 hour for pipes up to 1.25" for 180 PSI.
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About 30 minutes if I'm not in a hurry and then hook the garden hose to it for 15 minutes or so to flush it out. Still stinks, but no problems.
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Since my daughter can taste it for two or more days after plumbing changes in the house I chose to take extra measures for critters who can't opt for milk, OJ, bottled water or softdrinks as she can.

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The pvc cement sets very quickly but takes much longer to cure and gas out, most new cements are low voc but would still be very toxic in the aquarium, I would say one hour to overnight if you can.


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I know the seal and bond is basically instant, its the gassing off I was worried about. But all is well, no dead livestock.

And Craigthor, yeah I got rid of all the air once it was connected.


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