AQUARIUM SAFE Silicone, Glue, Cement and Adhesives.

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Today we look at my top 5 and aquarium SAFE silicones, glues, cements and adhesives.


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  1. I have an already set up vivarium that I want to add on to. The walls are too bare and I want to add cork bark. But I need something that dries quickly. Will hot glue work do the job? If not, idk what im going to do.

  2. Hi, First of all you vids are very informative and entertaining which I tend to binge on from time to time… most of the time. My question to you is this. Is there a way to thin out aquarium safe silicone to the consistency and function of rubber cement? I am looking to patch some cracks in my concrete pond and see if thinned out silicone is the way to go.

  3. Is there a transparent version of a paint? I want to seal some souvenirs in order to put them inside my tank. I am afraid that the painting of these souvenirs could hurt my fish. Any advice?

  4. Hi,

    I have recently purchased some miniature bricks made from baked porcelain and was thinking of building something for my tank with it. Can you please recommend a mortar which is aquarium safe.


  5. Very useful video 👍 if I was to use a glue gun could I use that for making slate decorations? Is the glue sticks safe to use? I'm not sure exactly what glue sticks have in them. Just want to be sure it's completely safe

  6. Thank you so much for this!! I’m building a new habitat for 2 abnormally large YBS turtles we recently rescued. All the mass produced, “pet-store”, turtle docks/ramps/platforms sink like bricks when these gals attempt to climb aboard😆, and the resin ones are never big enough. We tried an above tank turtle condo, but the turtles are so large, they can’t climb the ramp to get in. Keep in mind also, these gals were kept in a 40gal long aquarium their whole lives until they came to use a few weeks ago. They’ve never had the chance to dive, properly swim, nada☹️….the vet estimated them to be roughly 4-5 years old. Due to our string of basking area fails, we’ve decided to DIY them a custom platform so they can bask comfortably. My question is, are things like hot glue or Bondic safe for projects were a decent amount of these adhesives would need to be used? As in gluing a ton of rocks to a form to create a “ramp” so it will look more natural? Natural rocks large enough for these gals are just crazy heavy, so that didn’t work either. We briefly considered using cement to coat the form, but the risk of pH change scares me, I don’t want to do something wrong and cause harm to these gals after they’ve already been through so much. Thanks for any advice you might be able to lend!!

  7. I wanna have a 3D background made of cement, but it'd be for shrimps. Would this be a bad idea? I believe cement would raise the tds which would affect the molting process of shrimps, but I'm not sure if this is true?

  8. Anyone know if Marine 100% waterproof silicone 1 is ok? It says not for below waterline or aquariums. I dont see any additives though. Its for a waterfall structure over top of my aquarium (so not under the water).



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