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When I make saltwater now I notice some film and particles on the surface of the water. Is this normal or is perhaps my mix off somehow? RODI related maybe?

Also, is regular super glue fine for reef use or does it need to be specific for reef? Big cost difference so just wondering if dollar tree super glue will work for holding a few frag plugs or if that’s a toxic hazard. 

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quick note for glue: as long as it's cyanoacrylate without weird additives, it's fine (that means most 'superglue' is fine). But if it's not a gel variety, it will be a giant pain to use; you'll have more on your hands than the coral/plug

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Having film is normal when mixing salt, also any super glue is fine. You can even use dollar store kind. 

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Regular super glue is very thin, opt for a gel super glue. I prefer the gel gorilla glue. 

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I just buy super glue gel from Dollar tree, you get three tubes gel for $1. Regular super glue will run it's too thin

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I started buying the gorilla glue gel and found it’s got the needle stopper in the cap so it never closes off. BSI used to do that but they stopped and that means you get maybe three uses before it’s toast


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I was using gorilla glue super glue gel for quite a while with great results but I switched back to loctite gel when I realized I couldn't confirm that gorilla was cyanoacrylate glue. Can you guys confirm it's ingredients?? 

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I was using gorilla glue super glue gel for quite a while with great results but I switched back to loctite gel when I realized I couldn't confirm that gorilla was cyanoacrylate glue. Can you guys confirm it's ingredients?? 

Here’s the inside flap from gorilla glue 2b1ac5b3d35586b1e6fcb8ea84cdf424.jpg


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Thanks guys. I’ll use my dollar tree super glue for my small frag projects and consider my saltwater safe to keep adding. Is the residue from the salt or the RODI? I don’t really get and film on the plain RODI water, but maybe it has particles that only bind when salt is present? So much to learn. Thanks again

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Thanks guys. I’ll use my dollar tree super glue for my small frag projects and consider my saltwater safe to keep adding. Is the residue from the salt or the RODI? I don’t really get and film on the plain RODI water, but maybe it has particles that only bind when salt is present? So much to learn. Thanks again

I've personally only ever noticed film on my salt barrels, and that was with certain brands. I switched to Coralife salt and haven't had that problem since. I never noticed any film in my freshwater reservoirs, but I use kalk though now in my ATO's and so of course now I have a white film... I try to clean all about once a month or so.

 

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Pic taken from fresh made saltwater. Nearly 50% visibility of the water pump at the bottom of the 5 gallon bucket. 

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