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  I'm just wondering if Liquid Nails would be safe to ahdere pvc piping to a couple enlcosures for our arboreal snakes.  I, of course would wait at least 3 or 4 days before putting them back in to make sure the glue and stuff airs out, but will it be safe after it's dry and aired out?  If not what would you all reccomened as a safe adhesive for gluing the tubing to a glass enclosure?

The pic is of the two enclosures I'm referring to.  The pipe is behind the cages (if it shows up big enough to make out).

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Points: 50
Topics: Caging Plans
Tags: Adhesive, Enclosure, Safety
Species: Pythons > Morelia > Morelia spilota cheynei
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Member Comment 6/18/2011 3:34:03 PM


I suggest using silicone to adhere the plastic closet rod holders to the glass sides.  These holders can be found in the closet/shelving aisle of your Lowes or Home Depot.  Then using these to support the pipe.  I really don't think Liquid Nails will work.  Be sure to give the tank a few days to air out as silicone fumes can be nasty.

Member Comment 6/18/2011 6:29:01 PM


I agree that silicone is the better option. Gorgeous JCP you have there.

Member Comment 6/18/2011 6:48:44 PM


Liquid nails is a good adhesive but i wouldnt use it near my reptiles. Silicone is way safer and easier to remove later if you want to change or remove what was glued in. Liquid nails takes a very long time to fully out gas.

Accepted Answer 6/18/2011 6:50:11 PM


I use aquarium-grade silicone, just to be on the safe side. it's essentially the same price, and guaranteed non-toxic after it's dried and off-gassed

Member Comment 6/18/2011 9:57:19 PM


I agree  I would use silicon .. Plus  you can remove it if need be  liquid nals  gets pretty hard  and wont come off to easy

Author Comment 6/19/2011 12:17:37 AM


Ok, sweet guys.  Thanks for the suggestions :)

Member Comment 6/19/2011 9:31:12 AM


Get GE silicone type II (lowes and home depot both have it), Dont get silicone for bathroom or kitchen as most has a mold killing agent in it which isnt animal safe. Silicone II is just plain silicone and safe once cured.

Member Comment 6/20/2011 1:42:05 AM


Liquid nails has a toxin that continues to offgas even after dry. I would never use it in any area that would be enclosed with the animal let alone that it comes in contact with. Every ones suggestion of silicone and letting it cure is right on.

Member Comment 6/23/2011 12:53:28 PM

pidak reptiles

well, silicone is best, but you know, sometimes i've heard of just gluing it or something.

Member Comment 6/25/2011 12:07:00 AM


I just  did this with 2  exo terra  18" cubes I got  I siliconed  Plastic closet rod holders to the glass  so the perches can be removed easily   it worked great

Member Comment 6/3/2013 3:37:16 PM


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