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Old 10/06/2017, 04:14 PM   #1
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Attaching Glass to Stone Tile

I have a little project i'm working on. Not ready to show it yet but I think it is going to work out awesome.

Looking to mount some glass to 4" tavertine tiles. The kind we often use for frag grow out. I have a smooth glass surface about the size of a quarter that will mount to the center of the tile. Needs to be a relatively permanent bond that is reef safe.

I was thinking momentive rtv but figured it would probably not stick to the tile for very long. My best guess right now is just like how I do frags... A blob of reef epoxy with super glue on both sides then mash the glass piece on it and let it cure.

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Old 10/06/2017, 04:33 PM   #2
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There are numerous 2 part epoxies that will easily bond glass/tile..
You can easily find one at any hardware/diy store..

Just like this stuff.. All will be reef safe AFTER cured.
http://www.homedepot.com/p/J-B-Weld-...0112/204986141


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Old 10/06/2017, 07:06 PM   #3
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I would think epoxie would be the best choice. It would stick to the travertine better then silicone


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Old 10/06/2017, 11:09 PM   #4
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Good call. For some reason I always pass over these. Thanks!

You guys are going to like this... I hope It's either going to be awesome or spectacularly terrible.


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Old 10/10/2017, 08:47 AM   #5
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Tagging along, curious. :0)


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Old 10/10/2017, 09:12 AM   #6
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4 days later.. do we call it a failure yet


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Old 10/10/2017, 11:08 PM   #7
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3M 5200. That stuff once it’s cured is about as permanent as it gets.


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Old 10/11/2017, 07:58 PM   #8
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no, not a failure yet. I'm hoping to get to it this weekend.

I'm collaborating with a glass studio called "The Furnace"
There are clues on the main page of their website.
http://www.furnaceglassworks.com

Failure here could be an expensive flop D;


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Old 10/11/2017, 08:07 PM   #9
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Hmm 3m 5200 looks promising. Reef safe correct? Will be permanently submerged.

I will try both epoxy and 5200 with scrap glass first.


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Old 10/12/2017, 03:59 AM   #10
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3M 5200 is probably the premium adhesive for use in and under water. Just pay attention to the cure times. It's completely safe for use in an aquarium, again, after full cure.


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OK, I'm curious too now.


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Old 11/09/2017, 12:25 AM   #13
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Yup, except I cannot take a good photo of led lit tank with my galaxy s8 to save my life

About to bust out the DSLR.


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About to bust out the DSLR.
How about now! LOL


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Old 11/14/2017, 11:56 PM   #15
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How about now! LOL
I gave up for now trying to get a good picture. The art reflects too much light straight into the sensor. I'll figure it out but it may take a while

My friends down at The Furnace Glassworks blow glass art and make these pieces of art that mount to walls. I got this idea that I could use them inside BTA propagation tanks and that hopefully they would give the BTAs something to attach too, be comfortable, and be easy to peel off without damaging their feet.

This is the collection of pieces we came up with.


I used the 3M 5200 to attach a handful of the pieces to 4in tavertine tiles, the same ones people use in fragging. I wanted a few of them to sit upright and a few of them to lay on their sides.

Here are the tanks. I basically just threw a handful into each tank. They look pretty cool and with the LEDs on suprising they don't glow all that much.







Same as above with LEDs on.








I'm sure I will move pieces around to make them look better. I have about a dozen left to use in the Sunburst tank as well so I didn't want to stuff these full. Hope the Nems like them... if they don't I'm going to have a really cool wall in the house, this is about $5000 in art inside fish tanks


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Old 11/15/2017, 05:17 AM   #16
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That website reminds me of going to the corning museum of glass and taking a glass blowing workshop.

I was close though, I was thinking glass frag plugs. Cool idea BTW!


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