Is this safe?

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Is this safe?

Post by Perthcrabber »

hi everyone,

hope you had a good chirstmas.

i got a new ornament from my mum and it has glue on it.
it is a brige that you can buy from Pet City.

Help me!

thanks
daisy

P.S i don't know what glue it is
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Post by aussieJJDude »

The glue sounds like it could be silicone, or it could be a bit of resin. I wouldn't worry too much, if made for aquariums, it's likely not to be non-toxic (leech in the water) so it should be fine to be within the tank.


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I agree with aussieJJDude; the glue is mostly likely made of either resin or silicon.
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ok, thank you it looks like hot glue.
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Post by aussieJJDude »

Hot glue doesn't really hold up in water, but I have seen it used in some aquatic decor before. It's more used as a way to 'wedge' plastic plants or light decor to a weight. But it is safe, just likely to fall apart rather quickly unless its more of a 'filler' rather than 'glue".
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I've never had any problems with 'Impulse Buying'. They're just animals that I forgot I had planned to get.
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