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post #1 of 9 (permalink) Old 04-06-2006, 10:48 PM Thread Starter
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Question Gorilla Glue

So, I think im gonna use Gorilla Glue for connecting a piece of slate to my driftwood, but I have no clue what-so-ever if gorilla glue is toxic, or for any reason shouldn't be used. So, would it be ok to use?
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I'm not familiar with Gorilla glue, but why take any chances with toxicity? Use a stainless-steel screw to attach the slate.
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Gorilla Glue is not aquarium safe according to it's manufacturer.
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Although I am still suspicious of super glue I keep hearing nothing but good things about it. Reefers use it, so I guess it has to be plant, invert, and fish safe.

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I've used super glue a couple times to attach some java fern. No ill effects on fish or inverts. I don't think it would hold a piece of wood to slate very well though. Your best bet is to use the stainless steel screw as mentioned.
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Use super glue, we use it all the time in reefs and it cures under water. It's good stuff.
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I have used super glue for years in tanks, but I agree that it is unlikely it will attach slate to driftwood. An epoxy stick might work.
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I have used gorilla glue in my 90 gallon tank, but only a small amount enough for 2 1 inch beads with no problems. but if you are just using the slate to hold down the driftwood then use a Stainless steel screw as mentioned before, simple cheap and proven.
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superglue works so well underwater because water is what causes it to cure.. that is why Dermabond works so danged well
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