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Re: [APD] Aquatic-Plants Digest, Vol 43, Issue 18
I used modellers cyanoacrylate (same thing as "Super Glue" I believe)
to attach rocks in my paludarium. I know several reef tank people who
use it to attach rocks and corals. As far as I know, it is completely
safe when cured.
As for using it to attach a live plant to a rock - it might damage the
plant tissue pretty badly before it cures, not sure. The fumes
straight out of the bottle are pretty noxious too.
On 3/27/07, Terry Barber <terbarb at alltel_net> wrote:
> Yes it is used for this purpose........the surgical glue is different from
> the "Super Glue" you buy in the store chemically, but is in the same family.
> Wikipedia - "Cyanoacrylate is the generic name for substances such as
> methyl-2-cyanoacrylate, which is typically sold under trademarks like
> Superglue and Krazy Glue, and 2-octyl cyanoacrylate or
> n-butyl-cyanoacrylate, which are used in medical glues such as Dermabond and
> Looks like you can buy the medical product on ebay for about $15. It takes
> 2 hours for the polymer to be completely cured. So for aquarium
> use........probably want to keep it out of the water if possible for the 2
> hours....but ok to keep things moist.
> I have not tried this.........but don't see any reason not to try it. I
> might try it this summer..........I want to make a moss wall and it would be
> so much easier to glue the stuff on.
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Stephen Parry" <wakou_2 at virgin.net>
> To: <aquatic-plants at actwin_com>
> Sent: Tuesday, March 27, 2007 5:25 AM
> Subject: Re: [APD] Aquatic-Plants Digest, Vol 43, Issue 18
> > Has anyone tried "superglue" (cyanoacrylate??) I have heard that it is
> > non-toxic, even being used instead of stiches (sutures) in cranial
> > or surgery, surely attaching the rhizome to the wood with this would be
> > ideal?
> > NB this is only speculation, not recommendation, I HAVE NOT TRIED IT!
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