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Re: [APD] Silicone that really sticks

I dont thinki've ever seen a tank made of tempered glass. That would be 
a really, really bad idea.

S. Hieber wrote:

>Silicone is not a high-adhesion material, but it has lots
>of give (resiliency) so it works well for particular
>You'll probably be better off with a marine epoxy, although
>it would work better if you had something a little rough to
>stick to. If you sand the glass with #400 sandpaper, that
>will give the epoxy a better grip. Sanding is NOT
>recommended, of course, with tempered glass.
>Scott H.
>--- Tom Wood <tomwood2 at flash_net> wrote:
>>I'm using 1/2" thick black eggcrate across the back of my
>>90 gallon. It's 
>>attached with black zipties to standoffs made of black
>>eggcrate that is 
>>siliconed to the tank walls. The silicone fails regularly
>>when doing 
>>maintenance that applies a stress to the connection. I've
>>used GE RTV 108 
>>designed for aquariums as well as the regular hardware
>>store stuff. Is 
>>there a type, or glue, that will grip the glass better?
>>The standoffs are 
>>two cells wide by about eight inches long, so the
>>connection to the glass 
>>is 1/2" by 8" long.
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