Can I hotglue driftwood - The Planted Tank Forum
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old 03-02-2009, 06:33 PM Thread Starter
Planted Tank Enthusiast
 
suebe333's Avatar
 
PTrader: (22/100%)
Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: Sebring , Florida
Posts: 748
Send a message via AIM to suebe333
Can I hotglue driftwood

onto a piece of slate? so that it wont float ....
suebe333 is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 6 (permalink) Old 03-02-2009, 06:45 PM
Planted Tank Guru
 
Seattle_Aquarist's Avatar
 
PTrader: (65/100%)
Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: Seattle, WA
Posts: 6,618
Hi suebe333,

I haven't used hotglue, but I have used Superglue Gel to attach plants to driftwood. It works well and the gel doesn't run like regular Superglue. Apparently "reef guys" use Superglue Gel all the time with their corals.

Roy_________
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.

75 Gallon, 2X55W AH Supply CF 8800K, 1X 59W Fluval Plant (3.0); 45 Gallon Tall, 1X 46W Fluval Plant (3.0); 30 Gallon Long; Fluval F&P 2.0; 20 Gallon, 1X26W AH Supply LED; all with CO2 & (Calcined) Montmorillonite Clay
Seattle_Aquarist is offline  
post #3 of 6 (permalink) Old 03-02-2009, 06:46 PM
Planted Tank Enthusiast
 
daFrimpster's Avatar
 
PTrader: (17/100%)
Join Date: Mar 2005
Location: springfield, IL
Posts: 862
I doubt it would hold depending on the buoyancy of the wood. You can drill a hole in the slate and use a stainless steel wood screw for a more solid attachment.

Regards,
Sam
  • 150g dirt tank (work in progress)
  • 100g corner community tank
  • 180g Native North American fish
  • 85g bichir lair
  • 45g flatback hex dirt tank
  • 75g blackwater tank
  • 40 breeder dollar sunfish
daFrimpster is offline  
 
post #4 of 6 (permalink) Old 03-02-2009, 06:47 PM Thread Starter
Planted Tank Enthusiast
 
suebe333's Avatar
 
PTrader: (22/100%)
Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: Sebring , Florida
Posts: 748
Send a message via AIM to suebe333
Dh , wont let me play with his toys, er I mean tools
suebe333 is offline  
post #5 of 6 (permalink) Old 03-02-2009, 06:48 PM Thread Starter
Planted Tank Enthusiast
 
suebe333's Avatar
 
PTrader: (22/100%)
Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: Sebring , Florida
Posts: 748
Send a message via AIM to suebe333
Its just a small piece ,, I was worried about the glue going into the water
suebe333 is offline  
post #6 of 6 (permalink) Old 03-02-2009, 07:13 PM
Planted Tank Guru
 
PTrader: (266/100%)
Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: Northern California
Posts: 9,417
Hot glue is fine. Alternatively, you can use aquarium-safe silicone.
epicfish 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