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Old 06-29-2013, 11:52 PM   #1 
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Hot Glue?

I don't know i thought i'd run this by the forum before starting anything. I just took out my half marbles, i don't know what to call them..and replaced them with gravel! Finally! So to the point i wanted to make something out of the half marbles like...a hut stacked up but hot glued together. I this safe to put cooled hot glue in a tank with my betta. I just don't want to waste these half marbles i bought. I just really want to know if this is safe to put cooled hot glue in my tank.
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Old 06-29-2013, 11:59 PM   #2 
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Ooo~ that's a marvelous idea!

I don't know about hot glue, but silicone aquarium sealant would work. Hot glue would be easier though...I think I'll go look it up now.
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Old 06-30-2013, 12:00 AM   #3 
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silicone works better on glass type items
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Old 06-30-2013, 12:04 AM   #4 
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Would hot glue be safe? I wouldn't even know where to look for silicone, maybe home depot? I have hot glue here fast and easy. But to to keep Rubin safe, i'd do anything.
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Old 06-30-2013, 12:05 AM   #5 
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aquarium silicone would probably work better but I have hot glue on plants in my tank and its been holding up jsut fine for a few months now.
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Old 06-30-2013, 12:06 AM   #6 
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From what I can tell it's safe once it's fully cured, but won't hold up as well long term as silicone. You can find aquarium sealant at Petsmart or Petco. With Home Depot or Lowes you have to make sure it's aquarium safe.
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Old 06-30-2013, 12:07 AM   #7 
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some of my decoration I bought like the Asian trees and huts actually look like they've been hot glued, but I'm not 100% sure. Never gave it a thought before, but I would think it would deteriorate over time? I'd go with Silicone as well though, better safe than sorry!
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Old 06-30-2013, 12:08 AM   #8 
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Yeah thank you! I'm going to go out tomorrow and get me some, i hope this turns out good! "crosses fingers"
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Old 06-30-2013, 12:28 AM   #9 
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you actually inspired me to make my own cave out of the marble things I have and my left over sealant from a leak.
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I've seen silicone sealant with an "aquarium safe" label on it at Target.
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