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    How to stick rocks for aquascaping? SuperGlue or Silicon

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    Hi! All,

    Need some suggestions!
    Whats the best way to glue rocks to make hills that can be then placed inside a tank?
    Will super glue work or silicon?
    If silicon then which brand would you recommend and which colour (clear or black)?
    Thanks in advance for any pointers.
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    Saugata Banerjee

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    Re: How to stick rocks for aquascaping? SuperGlue or Silicon

    Silicon is stronger BUT is toxic until fully cured. Super glue not strong to glue rocks but can cure even submerse.

    For silicon, clear is easily available. Black silicone is hard to find in local hardware stores.

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    Re: How to stick rocks for aquascaping? SuperGlue or Silicon

    Thanks for the suggestion.
    Can you suggest some brands of Silicon which I can go for? Saw so many types of Silicon at the hardware store that got completely confused....


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    Re: How to stick rocks for aquascaping? SuperGlue or Silicon

    Best to get the glue provided by aquarium shops.

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    Re: How to stick rocks for aquascaping? SuperGlue or Silicon

    3M branded ones is ok.

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    Re: How to stick rocks for aquascaping? SuperGlue or Silicon

    Thanks a ton.


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    Re: How to stick rocks for aquascaping? SuperGlue or Silicon

    The expert uses filter wool placed between 2 rocks then apply liquid super glue to glue it.

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    Re: How to stick rocks for aquascaping? SuperGlue or Silicon

    Thanks dersuz. Thats indeed an interesting way to do it. Will try this for sure.


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    Re: How to stick rocks for aquascaping? SuperGlue or Silicon

    You can use the liquid super glue and mixed with cigarette butts / tissue paper to create the bonding of rocks together.
    Also, you can try putty cement that can create very well bonding.

    Another solutions is using quick cure foam. NA at Thomson do sells those from Dymax one. You can also find the foam from Aquatic Avenue at Red Hill.

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    Re: How to stick rocks for aquascaping? SuperGlue or Silicon

    Thanks Jackychun for the ideas.
    I tried silicone to stick my drift wood with a rock but it gave away. So finally used super glue and it worked quite well. The challenge is to bring both the surfaces together for the glue to stick as due to the uneven surface of the rock its not easy. But anyways finally was able to do.

    Btw when you mention cigarette butts how do you suggest this to be used?


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    Re: How to stick rocks for aquascaping? SuperGlue or Silicon

    Cigarette butt filter. Check youtube video by greenaqua

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    Re: How to stick rocks for aquascaping? SuperGlue or Silicon

    Quote Originally Posted by saugata View Post
    Thanks Jackychun for the ideas.
    I tried silicone to stick my drift wood with a rock but it gave away. So finally used super glue and it worked quite well. The challenge is to bring both the surfaces together for the glue to stick as due to the uneven surface of the rock its not easy. But anyways finally was able to do.

    Btw when you mention cigarette butts how do you suggest this to be used?


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    Hi bro,

    You can refer to the link below to see how the cigarette butts is used with super glue to make the bonding.

    https://youtu.be/4sTfGRKSYzY

    You can use brown tissue paper (like Starbucks one ) instead of cigarette butts to do so as well.

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