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PVC adhesive toxicity questions

Discussion in 'Freshwater Equipment, Products, & DIY' started by Puha Khani, Feb 16, 2017.

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    I'm considering a W/D sump, it'll be DIY and since it's a glass tank I'll be using a PVC overflow. My question is the adhesive. What, if any, concerns are there as to the potential toxicity of the glue?

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    Once cured, PVC solvent (glue) is safe for use in the aquarium. I like to wait 24 hours before using the parts after rinsing in running water.
     
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    Thanks for the info. I know there are several formulations for different applications, is there a preferred one?
     
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    I use Oatey PVC primer 1st and then the PVC cement. It's the only brand I have ever used.
     
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    Excellent. Thanks for the info! :)
     
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    If it's rated for home potable systems, you will be okay.
     
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    Yep. I've used it in SW reef tanks with no concerns. It dries quickly, I've had to glue and use within an hour and never had a problem.
     
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    Thanks folks.
     

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