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DISASTER! Well, not really that bad, but please help

So. I was gluing more plants onto this piece of driftwood I had glued together a month or so ago and I dropped it. The pieces of wood fell apart and I'm having a lot of trouble getting it to stick back together.

Do you have any advice for ways to stick the (wet) pieces of wood back together? I can't let them dry out because then the plants on them would die. So I guess a glue that dries quickly and strongly on wet surfaces that is also aquarium safe would be the ideal (also ideally it would dry clear, but that isn't necessary).

Any ideas??
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No glue on the wet wood, do you have any fishing line?
You could tie the chunklets back together and it should be permanent.
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So I've tried tying the two bigger pieces with fishing line and black thread and it just won't hold. Maybe I can use it to hold when I get a little glue on there just so it dries more solidly?
ugh.
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Stainless steel screws work great and are harmless to the water
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Okay that sounds promising. I'll try it out tomorrow. Keeping my fingers crossed!! Thanks a lot
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So. I was gluing more plants onto this piece of driftwood I had glued together a month or so ago and I dropped it. The pieces of wood fell apart and I'm having a lot of trouble getting it to stick back together.

Do you have any advice for ways to stick the (wet) pieces of wood back together? I can't let them dry out because then the plants on them would die. So I guess a glue that dries quickly and strongly on wet surfaces that is also aquarium safe would be the ideal (also ideally it would dry clear, but that isn't necessary).

Any ideas??
You can use the gel version of superglue. It's what the reefers use to glue coral to rocks right in their display tanks while underwater.

You have to be careful not to use so much that it starts running and squishing out everywhere. It looks like crap when you have a nice piece of driftwood with opaque splotches all over (misadventure in spot gluing moss to some mopani).

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I drilled them together and it's super solid now!!! I also used the gel glue to stick a few more plants on here and there, and I have a few of those nast opaque/white spots. Hopefully the plants will grow over them.

THanks again for all the help and advice!!!
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