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help! need quick responses

Jon Crossan

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#1
Ok so I have to leave town soon but as I was checking charley's tank I noticed the water was looking like it was needing a water change. So I decided I'd just do everything before I left cleaning wise and I took apart my Eheim filter to clean it and broke the little white stick that goes into the propeller. I really dont have time to wait another hour for the fish store to open and I was wondering if i could just super glue the stick back together and place it in the filter. Would the super glue dissolve and get into the water? or would it stay put until I got back to replace the part with a new one?

please help
 

cthulhu77

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#3
Yeah, there is no way to reattach those broken pieces. This one of those "hindsight is always 20/20" moments, and why I have spare impellers, motors, etc underneath the aquariums...just in case.
 

DWhatley

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#5
For future reference, super glue (Cyanoacrylate) is probably the safest type of glue you can use - not the best for gluing and would not have helped here, but the safest. I prefer to call it Stupid glue since I always feel stupid everytime I try to use it and am more successful at gluing my fingers together than the object intended. For anything in a saltwater aquarium, the gluing is only temporary.
 

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