Silicone & super glue dry time? - The Planted Tank Forum
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of 12 (permalink) Old 01-30-2014, 08:05 PM Thread Starter
Planted Tank Obsessed
 
NanoDave's Avatar
 
PTrader: (1/100%)
Join Date: Feb 2013
Location: Tiverton, RI
Posts: 393
Silicone & super glue dry time?

Made a cave type structure last night using GE Silicone 1* and everything is solid in place. I kept in a room around 75deg for the past 15 hours. It says you can expose to water after 12 hours on the cartridge. I'm not using it for a structural hold like sealing a tank and simply setting it in the tank. Is it ok to put in there or do I need to wait 2-3 days?

Also I used superglue to hold some egg create together how long should the dry time be for this as well?

75G, 29G, 20L, 12L, 10G, 5 Nano's, 3 Betta bowls


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.


*Everybody has too much of something...me? I have fish tanks.*
NanoDave is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 12 (permalink) Old 01-30-2014, 08:32 PM
Planted Tank Obsessed
 
Salmon McCloud's Avatar
 
PTrader: (20/100%)
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: Dayton, Ohio
Posts: 435
I would wait at least 24 hours on the silicone and just 12 for the superglue, though I don't think that one matters to much and I'm no superglue expert

Sent from my galaxy note 2
Salmon McCloud is offline  
post #3 of 12 (permalink) Old 01-30-2014, 08:36 PM
Planted Tank Enthusiast
 
jfynyson's Avatar
 
PTrader: (15/100%)
Join Date: Apr 2013
Location: NC
Posts: 880
You can also use a black light to help speed up curing time for the silicones ! I've done it before (long ago for a 10gal repair and only took about 2-3 hrs) and never leaked. Still always best to allow things to naturally react though and likely the formulations have changed in the past 20 yrs. It's the UV radiation that drives the reaction.

Last edited by jfynyson; 01-30-2014 at 08:37 PM. Reason: UV addition
jfynyson is offline  
 
post #4 of 12 (permalink) Old 01-30-2014, 08:36 PM
Newbie
 
thelub's Avatar
 
PTrader: (15/100%)
Join Date: Jan 2013
Location: SE Washington
Posts: 1,983
I usually wait 24 hours for silicone to fully cure. Superglue is dry and ready to use in minutes. Dunking it in water speeds the cure time on superglue.


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.



To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
thelub is offline  
post #5 of 12 (permalink) Old 01-30-2014, 08:37 PM
Planted Tank Obsessed
 
PTrader: (0/0%)
Join Date: Jan 2013
Location: Calgary, Canada
Posts: 329
Wait for the silicone, not much longer?

Super/crazy glue dries almost instantly, people use it IN tank.


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
shambhalove. is offline  
post #6 of 12 (permalink) Old 01-30-2014, 10:24 PM Thread Starter
Planted Tank Obsessed
 
NanoDave's Avatar
 
PTrader: (1/100%)
Join Date: Feb 2013
Location: Tiverton, RI
Posts: 393
Good to know. I'll wait a few more hours till it hits the 24 mark or so and start working. Should take a few hours to get everything going so give me even a few more extra hours. I did spread it very thin and theirs no odor so all good signs its ready to go. Thanks everyone

75G, 29G, 20L, 12L, 10G, 5 Nano's, 3 Betta bowls


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.


*Everybody has too much of something...me? I have fish tanks.*
NanoDave is offline  
post #7 of 12 (permalink) Old 01-30-2014, 10:43 PM
Planted Tank Obsessed
 
Menace's Avatar
 
PTrader: (0/0%)
Join Date: Jan 2014
Location: FL, USA
Posts: 315
What did you make the structure out of Dave? No pics??
Menace is offline  
post #8 of 12 (permalink) Old 01-30-2014, 11:09 PM
Planted Tank Guru
 
PlantedRich's Avatar
 
PTrader: (2/100%)
Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: United States
Posts: 11,862
Part of the question on silicone depends on whether you have fish in the tank or just building in advance. Silicone releases things(acidic acid??) that are not good for fish as it cures. After it sets and the smell is gone is much better.
PlantedRich is offline  
post #9 of 12 (permalink) Old 01-31-2014, 12:23 AM Thread Starter
Planted Tank Obsessed
 
NanoDave's Avatar
 
PTrader: (1/100%)
Join Date: Feb 2013
Location: Tiverton, RI
Posts: 393
Structure is heavy plastic material similar to pvc, I drilled a hole and covered it in a thin layer of silicone and put substrate on top of it. Mostly covered it to help it hold the hill I will be make to hide it from eroding as much. They're is fish in the tank and I will be doing an overhaul on the entire inside. I'll post pictures once the project is done. I might just wait till tomorrow to be safe.

75G, 29G, 20L, 12L, 10G, 5 Nano's, 3 Betta bowls


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.


*Everybody has too much of something...me? I have fish tanks.*
NanoDave is offline  
post #10 of 12 (permalink) Old 01-31-2014, 12:26 AM
Planted Tank Obsessed
 
Menace's Avatar
 
PTrader: (0/0%)
Join Date: Jan 2014
Location: FL, USA
Posts: 315
Quote:
Originally Posted by NanoDave View Post
Structure is heavy plastic material similar to pvc, I drilled a hole and covered it in a thin layer of silicone and put substrate on top of it. Mostly covered it to help it hold the hill I will be make to hide it from eroding as much. They're is fish in the tank and I will be doing an overhaul on the entire inside. I'll post pictures once the project is done. I might just wait till tomorrow to be safe.
I used super glue to hold together my slate, waited 24 hrs and then put them in the tank. Though I don't like them so I'm replacing with another piece of driftwood.
Menace is offline  
post #11 of 12 (permalink) Old 01-31-2014, 04:06 AM
Planted Tank Enthusiast
 
devilduck's Avatar
 
PTrader: (3/100%)
Join Date: May 2012
Location: Los Angeles,CA
Posts: 776
Super glue dries instantly when it comes in contact with water. I don't think it will make a strong bond with slat. I'd use silicone instead and let it dry over 24 hours.

Sent from my Transformer TF101 using Tapatalk

7g Cube -
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
devilduck is offline  
post #12 of 12 (permalink) Old 01-31-2014, 10:22 AM
Planted Tank Enthusiast
 
PTrader: (0/0%)
Join Date: Jun 2012
Location: Oshawa
Posts: 806
Depends on silicone thickness. Any thicker than 1/4" and you need at least 48 hours.


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.

SumpPimp#26
crazymittens is offline  
Reply

Tags
None

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:
OR

Log-in










Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode



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
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome