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    Laying Hard Pipe Tonight, Like a Gorilla!?

    So I finally got off my ass to plumb in my Algae Turf Scrubber (fabricated by Kevin) , I've been sitting on this annoying task for a few months, mainly because I really didn't know to go about it, while keeping it sexy. So I decided to hard plumb it of my Vectra M1, and tagging my Vertex media reactor along with it.

    Like alway never have the fitting you need when you need them, also noticed my Cristy's red hot glue had gone bad. Was thinking about going with clear glue, since the plumbing idea I had in mind was going to be very visible(keeping it clean) that meant primer, that stuff is running, and purple... so red hot glue it was. Till..... At Ace hardware I found Gorilla brand clear PVC glue, hmmmm, read the label liked what I read
    : No odor, it acts as a primer( apply a thin layer of glue, then reapply again 10 seconds or so later) , goes on clear, DOES NOT burn if it gets on you!!!, and it doesn't dry as fast
    ( more play time with the pipe



    Over all, I liked working with the gorilla glue, it's a bit more generous than your typical red hot glue, if you don't get the angle just right on first shot. Although I used this on completely dry pipe, and fitting, I don't know that I'll feel comfortable using when I have to tie in my pump to the union ball valve, as it's going to be plumbed in inside my sump to a pvc line that may still trickle some water down from the tank after I shut off the pump and empty that section of the sump. I may have to used Christy's Red Hot Glue just for that pice of mind.

    Wanted to share this glue for any one looking for what appears to be a great glue, while not leaving a blue or purple mess everywhere. I know for one the wife liked that house didn't smell like fumes. Feel free to share any experience you may have with it.

    Some pics of the plumbing job....







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    Nice Cisco, I should of looked into something like this for my build.. Super clean
    !!!!!.

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    That's super clean Cisco! Great job!


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    looking clean cisco!

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    Quote Originally Posted by DML08 View Post
    Nice Cisco, I should of looked into something like this for my build.. Super clean
    Thanks Dom, the no odor, and no skin irritation is a big plus. I got a bit on my eye while trying to clean the rim of the can, I pulled some dried glue splattering my face, guess it wasn't completely dry .... honestly it didn't really burn.


    Quote Originally Posted by George View Post
    That's super clean Cisco! Great job!
    Thanks George.


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    Sweet job Cisco!
    Thanks man.

    Quote Originally Posted by BLUE PLANET AQUARIUM View Post
    looking clean cisco!
    Thank you sir.


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    So how that glue holding up?
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    Can you take a pic of your drains Cisco?


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    Laying Hard Pipe Tonight, Like a Gorilla!?

    Quote Originally Posted by DML08 View Post
    So how that glue holding up?
    Had some issues that had nothing to do with the glue. Couldn't run the ATS so couldn't properly test the glue.
    There's a 3/4"- 1/2" bushing that was pre installed in the bulk head of the ATS that was leaking. Too lazy to redo the manifold. I ran a bead of gorilla glue around the leaky area, it slowed the leak enough for salt creed to seal it LMAO... not joking!

    Drys white too, so blends in. In my case it suites the red, and white theme I have going for my pipe and equipment.

    So far so good!


    No leaks from all the fitting I did with this glue. Even did some repairs with it


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    Quote Originally Posted by George View Post
    Can you take a pic of your drains Cisco?


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    Sure thing George. It's hard to get any pics of it now most my drain pipes are behind the tank. I'll share some pics I took before the tank got wet.




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