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  • Acrylic glue - how long to dry?

    I need to mod my acrylic sump.

    How long after glueing in new panels is it safe to put it back into operation again?
    400 gallon reef, Bubble King 300, I~Spin, 2 x 10,000K BLV 400W, 2 x 20,000K Radium 400W, 2 x 6,400K Osram 400W, Schuran Jetstream 1, AquaController Pro

  • #2
    I'd wait 24 hours. what kind of glue are you using? If you using an acrylic weld, it's best to wait 24. After a few hours it's pretty solid but for the best hold wait a day.

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    • #3
      I don't know what glue but the builder said it will be dry in 2 or 3 hours.

      What's the bare minimum in terms of safety for my corals? 24 hours is not really an option.
      400 gallon reef, Bubble King 300, I~Spin, 2 x 10,000K BLV 400W, 2 x 20,000K Radium 400W, 2 x 6,400K Osram 400W, Schuran Jetstream 1, AquaController Pro

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      • #4
        IMHO, 12 hours should be good enough for the glue to completely solidify.
        Farish

        Setup: 250G System, ATI Powermodul 10x80w T5s, 4x6100 Tunze Streams & 7095 MultiController, Deltec PF1000 CR, Deltec AP902 Skimmer, IKS, Zeovit, Artica 1Hp Chiller

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        • #5
          Madison's the acrylic expert Timon, but I've repaired a cracked panel in my sump with Weld-On & began using it w/o any noticeable affects to the corals within the hour after allowing the acrylic glue to dry. Bob
          "There might be something to this ZEOvit"

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          • #6
            from my experience, the glue will dry in a couple of hours, but fully cure in about 24.
            --Matt

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