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Superglue in fish tanks? [Jun. 22nd, 2007|01:00 am]
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I'm thinking about making tank dividers like these ones, but was going to glue the binder bits into a frame so the whole thing can be pulled out and clipped into place elsewhere if needed instead of being stuck in the tank. I was wondering if superglue would be safe, as I can't find pure silicon sealant anywhere in town. My plan is to cut the canvas, glue the binder bits on all 4 sides, then put it in the tank and hold it in with clips on the top and suction cups on the bottom (bare bottomed breeding tank)

Any ideas? I can get a tiny tube of sealant but its like at pets at home and has less stuff in it then a small tube of toothpaste.

The tank is my betta tank in the bedroom, to separate a male and female betta, if that matters :) Its planted with live plants of all sorts.

thanks all!

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[User Picture]From: lanternlife
2007-06-30 04:20 am (UTC)
I'm not sure ever posted here, hmm!
Hi! :}
I dont know if you've furthered your project any, but I thought I'd throw this in the mix.
I did a divider once with plexiglass and I used suction cups to hold it in place. It worked great but the female still managed to slip past the edge til she got bigger. lol
It might have been 3/16 inch gap on either side. (upon that thought, I should have cut the divets deeper to set the cups in closer.)
so, this was my result.. http://pics.livejournal.com/lanternlife/pic/0000daz6/g1
if you want to, look in that gallery you can see more pics with it in the tank.
Lets see, erm my point.. I was thinking that I saw a design once, which had a plexi frame that had the plastic canvas glued onto it. but I cant remember how they attached the frame to the tank. I cant find that link, of course! ;/

anyway, hope your project works out! :}
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[User Picture]From: frankthepirate
2007-07-01 01:35 pm (UTC)
sounds like a plan :) thanks :)
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