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PostPosted: Wed May 26, 2010 5:32 pm Post subject: FeviKwick for Aquarium Reply with quote

 Friends,
 
 I  have  seen  couple  of  posts  where  someone  asked  this  question.  My  question  is  slightly  different  hence  opened  a  new  topic.  I  am  trying  to  build  a  DIY  aquarium  background  using  thermocol.  Now,  I  plan  to  stick  together  the  thermocol  using  fevi  qwick  (it  sticks  fast  and  nicely)  unlike  silicone  which  takes  longer  time  to  set.  After  sticking,  I  will  use  cement  to  coat  it.  I  am  assuming  that  the  fevi  qwick  will  not  come  off  in  this  case  and  should  not  be  harmful  in  the  tank.  
 Can  anyone  tell  me  if  fevi  qwick  can  be  harmful  in  the  long  run?  
 
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PostPosted: Wed May 26, 2010 6:17 pm Post subject: Re: FeviKwick for Aquarium Reply with quote

 u  cant  stick  thermocol  using  feviquik,  thermocol  melts.  u  try  a  piece
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PostPosted: Wed May 26, 2010 6:38 pm Post subject: Re: FeviKwick for Aquarium Reply with quote

 Thanks  Sudhakar,  seems  like  a  valid  point.  I  will  try  it  and  see.  
 Anything  else  I  can  use  besides  fevikwick?  or  Silicone?
 
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PostPosted: Wed May 26, 2010 6:57 pm Post subject: Re: FeviKwick for Aquarium Reply with quote

 Any  reason  why  you  don't  want  to  use  silicone?
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PostPosted: Wed May 26, 2010 7:33 pm Post subject: Re: FeviKwick for Aquarium Reply with quote

 most  of  the  people  here  have  tried  backgrounds  with  foam.  its  a  tested  material.  though  you  apply  cement  on  thermocol  ,  i  m  not  sure  how  long  will  it  hold.  
 During  ganpati  decorations  we  tried  that  and  the  result  was  "PAPDI"  you  watch  in  Nerolac  Paint  Commercial.
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PostPosted: Wed May 26, 2010 8:41 pm Post subject: Re: FeviKwick for Aquarium Reply with quote

 Well,  I  saw  quite  a  few  DIY  videos  in  youtube  and  found  that  cement  on  styrofoam  should  hold.
 This  will  be  my  first  try  ...  will  appreciate  if  someone  has  a  better  suggestion  for  background.
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PostPosted: Thu May 27, 2010 11:59 pm Post subject: Re: FeviKwick for Aquarium Reply with quote

 besides  silicon,  Araldite  has  a  rubber  like  sealent,
 looks  grey  and  thermocol  dissolves  in  it  a  bit,
 but  it  works  fine  to  bind  it  as  well.
 
 Still  guessin  y  not  Silicone  though...
 I  tried  this  Araldite  thing  because  was  out  of
 Silicone  at  the  wrong  time  of  the  day...
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PostPosted: Fri May 28, 2010 1:21 am Post subject: Re: FeviKwick for Aquarium Reply with quote

 Like  to  chip  in  a  small  issue  I  had  faced  with  a  thermocol  background  inside  the  tank.  Had  carved  it  to  resemble  a  rock  wall  and  painted  black.  Used  silicone  to  paste  the  4  corners  and  also  little  bit  on  the  sides.  After  a  few  months  there  was  dirt  being  deposited  between  the  thermocol  and  glass,  even  left  a  stain  on  the  glass.  Now  to  prevent  the  dirt  from  accumulating,  will  have  to  paste  silicone  on  the  entire  thermocol,  which  will  be  a  real  mess.  
 Any  suggestions,  though  I  don't  use  thermocol  backgrounds  any  more.
 
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PostPosted: Fri May 28, 2010 11:09 am Post subject: Re: FeviKwick for Aquarium Reply with quote

 dont  think  feviquick  will  stay  for  long  when  exposed  to  water.......
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PostPosted: Fri May 28, 2010 12:44 pm Post subject: Re: FeviKwick for Aquarium Reply with quote

 i  have  made  few  thermocol  bacgrounds  with  no  problem  
 the  background  is  doing  well-  &  silicon  is  the  best  option,  feviquick  will  burn  a  hole  into  the  thermocol-
 
 if  u  dont  want  to  stick  the  background  to  the  back
 bracce  the  background  tight  with  glass  at  bolltom  and  top  to  avoid  it  from  lifting  up.
 
 few  of  my  diy  background  pic  attached
 
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PostPosted: Fri May 28, 2010 7:41 pm Post subject: Re: FeviKwick for Aquarium Reply with quote

 I  have  tried  Styrofoam  and  Cement  with  Mastercrete  81.  Glued  it  to  the  tank  with  Silicone  sealant.  The  problem  with  it  is  despite  a  no.  of  water  changes,  the  pH  continues  to  rise  upto  8.5  -  9.0.  It  seems  to  be  very  harmful  to  fishes  as  I  lost  some  of  them  because  of  this.  I  have  finally  removed  everything  from  the  aquarium,  and  I  would  not  like  to  recommend  anyone  to  try  this.  It  is  just  a  waste  of  time  and  effort.
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PostPosted: Fri May 28, 2010 11:49 pm Post subject: Re: FeviKwick for Aquarium Reply with quote

 today  saw  commercial  on  television  ..FEVICOL  Marine....  give  it  a  try..  Smile
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PostPosted: Mon May 31, 2010 12:22 am Post subject: Re: FeviKwick for Aquarium Reply with quote

 @s_Nayak  ...  the  reason  the  pH  raised  could  be  because  you  have  not  cured  it  enough  before  putting  in  the  aquarium.  Another  thing  is  that  after  coating  with  cement,  coat  it  with  epoxy  resin  ...  this  will  make  the  whole  thing  water  proof,  but  I  guess,  this  will  make  the  entire  thing  very  shiny  and  glossy  ...  need  to  think  about  how  to  get  rid  of  this.  I  got  a  full  brick  and  cement  tank  in  my  native  place  ...  had  cured  it  in  water  for  at  least  2  months  before  adding  fishes  ...  now  the  fishes  are  doing  well  ...  also  have  a  small  turtle  :-)
 
 @nirooo  ...  need  to  explore  fevicol  marine.  
 
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PostPosted: Mon May 31, 2010 8:37 pm Post subject: Re: FeviKwick for Aquarium Reply with quote

 @sukheshnair..  Please  understand  that  when  you  read  something  in  one  of  the  posts,  you  are  always  likely  to  try  it  out  and  cannot  wait  for  two  months  of  curing  which  may  be  required  (  Not  mentioned  in  the  post  or  online  videos.  They  say  that  water  changes  for  8-10  times  is  enough  with  one  powerhead  running  ).  I  can  try  to  use  epoxy  resin,  but  I  have  lost  confidence  in  the  same  as  we  need  to  have  a  lot  of  patience  and  time  to  finally  get  it  right.  I  cannot  risk  losing  any  more  fish.  All  the  best  to  you  and  if  you  get  it,  please  post  the  entire  process  and  time  required  for  curing,  water  changes  required  etc...  so  that  others  reading  these  posts  know  exactly  what  they  are  getting  into.
 
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 01, 2010 12:07 am Post subject: Re: FeviKwick for Aquarium Reply with quote

 @S_nayak  ...  truly  agree  with  you  ...  well,  fish  keeping  is  a  very  patient  hobby  ..  I  will  definitely  post  the  many  steps  when  I  embark  upon  something.
 
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