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Silicone vs hot glue for stones.... ??

I swear ill stop asking questions after this build....

But with this complicated new setup, I would really like to glue a few pieces of stone together (decorah shale).
Im curious: I see that silicone is often mentioned. But some say 24 hours cure... others say 7 days.....
Often people use hot glue? this would mean i can cycle earlier? I have hot glue guns, silicone, epoxy, you name it. which is best to adhere some stone?

(I have fry on the way, and would love to have this be their new home... so the faster I can build/cycle the better)

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Yea. you have to wait 24-48 hours for silicone to cure. You can use the glue gun.

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Thanks for the response. Im gettign to the end of my design... I keep changing things, but it would be nice to have 'some' things connected so I dont have to start over now that im mixing the ammazonia with my eco complete.

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I used superglue, be wary though, it leaves a white residue.


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