Reef safe epoxy

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  1. mapierce7

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    I am looking to glue a magnet from an old powerhead on a frag rack, that's right, to make it a magnetic frag rack... ha.

    Anyway, is there any particular epoxy I should use or stay away from? I was thinking just the standard marine epoxy or gorilla glue epoxy.

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    I usually use the jb water weld. There are some aquarium branded ones out there as well
     
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    super glue will do the job, use accelerator like insta set to increase the bond ans shorten the wait time.
     
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    The rack is acrylic, that's the only reason I wasn't going to use superglue. I feel like it doesn't stick well to acrylic.
     
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    Rough up the area so has more to attach to will certainly help. Epoxy is good for create a mold so that you have as much surface area as possible to attach then follow up with super glue gel. Harvey's brand 2 part plummer epoxy is reef safe but becoming harder to find locally. Don't get the other brand that Home Depot carries, its not the same. Probably best/easiest to just order it from BRS. It costs $2-3 more but you not driving around town looking for it. I have never used the JB-weld stuff.
     
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