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Can I use aquarium safe silicone sealant to attach plants to driftwood instead of superglue.

I know others have used superglue but it still kind of freaks me out since there are so many chemicals in it. I have used superglue to repair electronics before and the fumes have destroyed the electronics.

Can silicone be used instead?

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I've used super glue gel for years in our saltwater aquariums with no issues. As long as it's cyanoacrylate based glue others are known to cause problems but with cyanoacrylate there has been no reported issues I have seen.


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The silicone is fare more dangerous since as noted above its only aquarium safe once fully (100%) cured. The superglue is safe to use underwater without a concern.
 

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As an alternative to glue, I use fine nylon threat to tie the plants to the driftwood. You can find it in clear, dark green or brown so you can match your drift wood, and it will be almost invisible. Don't tie it too tight, just snug enough to hold the plant.
 
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