Rock Glue?

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    Hi Guys

    As the subject states... I downloaded an ADA video off youtube a while back, unfortunately I can't seem to find the link to it again to post here.

    In the video Amano was doing a scape with rocks, they were using this white coloured glue that they slapped on the rocks to glue them in place. At no time in the video is the glue shown but you can see the stuff clearly all over the place. It did not look like silicone.

    Anyone got an idea what they used?

    Added: Just found the video!
    [ADA view] Layout Making Process using Wabi-Kusa -180cm Tank- A Video in Conjunction with AJ213
     
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    I just watched the video and they mentioned that it was silicone :icon_thumright:

    1m46s they mentioned silicone and later on they said the rocks collapsed because of uncured silicone :thumbsup:
     
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    Serious?! I think I need another Monster to drink... Completely fried I am! Thanks!

    Ok so if it's silicone why the hell use white!?!?!?!
     
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    Yes seriously Lol if not why not.

    Yes I would rather use marine silicone :laughing7:
     
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    You can buy ,cement glues.
    Gorilla do a stone glue that I got from Hardware center in Strijdom park.

    Have not tried it yet.
     
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    Stone glue? Which hardware centre in Strydompark?
     
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    Kryo, you can use epoxy also, super strong and safe for fish

    You will just have to wait a day or two for it to dry
     
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    Gorilla glue is hard core.. :) very good, and very tough..
    Epoxy is also good, but takes a while to cure, and you may need to mix two components.. I am for Gorilla Glue.. easy and quick to use.
     
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    I was actually hoping the video gave some miracle fast setting "glue".

    I've been through the whole epoxy, super glue, Aquamend and reefing cements when I was reefing, didn't want to have to go that route again! :laugh:
     
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    The place is called Hardware centre.
    It's on the corner of Malabongwe and CR Swart.
     
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    I really wanna try this gorilla glue and gorilla epoxy
     
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    Their wood glue is awesome.
     
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    I tried the glue today, glued 2 very large pieces together in 2 hours.
    It expands a bit so you need to be neat, otherwise awesome stuff.

    It might even work on Trevor's mouth.
     
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    wtf, boet ;D

    The problem is the setting time, the mouth won't stay shut long enough, besides I will just take the dentures out :evil6:
     
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    Lol, isn't it past your bedtime?
     
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    i picked up a sample pack of coral glue from an aquarium expo
    website address on it is www.ecotechmarine.com and i think the company name is ecotech elements (not sure its weirdly packaged)
    could this be used in a tropical tank or does it need the salt to set properly?
    says it sets in water
     
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    Nah you can use it in your freshwater without issues.
     
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    Yeah, the Gorila Glue expands.. a blob goes a long way.. once it is set, it is rock solid..
     
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    Angus did you use the normal glue or the epoxy type?
     
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    I have used pratleys glues for rocks before without problem. Stone hard and nothing happened in my nano to the fish.

    You also get a putty that the electrical guys use that sets stone freaking hard and I have seen guys use it in their marine tanks. Not expensive either.
     

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