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Joining wood together

Jonatk

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I am joining pieces of Redmoor root together and normally super glue works fine. But on a couple of recent pieces there hasn't been enough contact points to fix them togther properly. So I plan on drilling a 6mm hole through the pieces. Would it then , be safe to use either dried bamboo or a softwood dowel to then joint them together?
 

BrysonZheng

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You’ll want to use a hardwood dowel, softwood isn’t really good for aquariums due to the speed at which it breaks down. You could also use 304/316 stainless steel screws!


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Nick potts

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Will zip ties not work? Or what I use if I can't use superglue is milliput, it takes a while to dry but it extremely strong once cured.
 

Jonatk

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Thanks. Just checked ebay and both these options are available. Going to order both hardwood and the Milliput and see which is best
 

Karmicnull

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I used JBL pro haru universal silicone sealant which worked a treat.
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