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super glue in tank.

Is it OK to use super glue to make Moss tree etc? I mean it won't harm live stock inside tank? I see on YouTube aquascapists using super glue so just asking. Thanks.
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Cyanoacrylate glues (Krazy, Super, most others...) are completely safe. As long as the adhesive is cyanoacrylate, you're good. Keep in mind it dries white, so use sparingly and try to cover all the glue so its not an eyesore. I suggest practicing on a piece you don't care much about before gluing your favorites to get a feel for it
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I just used super glue gel to make a moss wall. I have used it before to place plants on rock, wood, etc etc. Its safe.

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I've even glued underwater, in the tank with no issues. YMMV.
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Also, make sure itís gel superglue. There are videos on YouTube showing how to clue coral frags to live rock. Apply the same techniques to plants.
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Thanks a lot guys for the replies. However I messed up and didn't read warning here before starting the projecr. Tree I made but when put in water I see the white patches of glue dried. I don't want to re do everything. Is it possible that these white dry spots go itself with time when the Moss grow and covers maybe? What you say? Please look at the images attached. Thanks
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What kind of glue did you use? You just need tiny amounts.
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What kind of glue did you use? You just need tiny amounts.
Its super glue specially written aquarium safe. Yes I messed up and I didn't use much but problem happened because glue I accidentally got on Moss front to which was to be displayed and did accidentally. Attached the pictures of glue used
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Just trim off the worst bits with scissors. The moss will grow out again and cover the rest.

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Just trim off the worst bits with scissors. The moss will grow out again and cover the rest.

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That's what I would do.
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Just trim off the worst bits with scissors. The moss will grow out again and cover the rest.

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That's what I would do.
Alright. Will do. Thanks a lot.
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I use locktight gel and it works great. I also had some white spots exsposed but when it started to fill out I just put new moss over the white spots.
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My concern would be the shrimp. With all that hardened glue are their issues if the shrimp ingest any of it.
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My concern would be the shrimp. With all that hardened glue are their issues if the shrimp ingest any of it.
I'm not an expert, but I believe that once cured, cyanoacrylate glues are non toxic and bio degradable.

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I'm not an expert, but I believe that once cured, cyanoacrylate glues are non toxic and bio degradable.
I realize that, but if they ingest dried glue I don't think that would be good in a physical way.
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