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PostPosted: 2009.11.17(Tue)2:21    Post subject: how long does epoxy take to go off? Reply with quote

we are making a divider out of polystyrene to seperate sand from gravel in the tank and we're using epoxy to stick gravel to the top to make it blend in.... the epoxy will be hard enough in some hours, but will the epoxy still be giving off toxic fumes after this? Question
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PostPosted: 2009.11.19(Thu)13:34    Post subject: Reply with quote

More than likely. I would give it at least 3-4 days of cure time with some air directed at it. Then several soakings with water and a few risings and then you should have nothing to worry about.
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PostPosted: 2009.11.20(Fri)19:03    Post subject: Reply with quote

if the epoxy can be cured super quick using heat, can we use the same glue to add a couple of small blobs to the bottom of the divider to stick it to the tank? As I mentioned in the divider thread, am having trouble finding something that goes off quickly that we can use to stick the divider to the bottom of the tank
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PostPosted: 2009.11.21(Sat)8:33    Post subject: Reply with quote

I don't see why not. Are you sure its aquarium safe epoxy?
Why do you need it to cure fast? Just use some stuff to prop it in place while it dries. You could always use silicone to stick it to the glass, it will come off easy later where epoxy may never come off.
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PostPosted: 2009.11.21(Sat)13:32    Post subject: Reply with quote

hi, wanting fast cure as my fish will be living in temporary accommodation for the duration Very Happy
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PostPosted: 2009.11.23(Mon)8:27    Post subject: Reply with quote

JB Quick. It will still need a 24hr cure time to be safe along with a good rinse. I have used it several times to repair filter parts with no ill effects. It is the fastest thing I can think of.
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