Reef Central Online Community
Live Aquaria

Home Forum Here you can view your subscribed threads, work with private messages and edit your profile and preferences View New Posts View Today's Posts

Find other members Frequently Asked Questions Search Reefkeeping ...an online magazine for marine aquarists Support our sponsors and mention Reef Central

Go Back   Reef Central Online Community > Sponsor Forums > Avast Marine Works
Register Blogs FAQ Calendar Mark Forums Read

Notices

User Tag List

Reply
Thread Tools
Old 11/20/2011, 07:36 PM   #1
looneytunes
Registered Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: nj
Posts: 224
ato help

Hello,
I had a little oops with my ATO. the magnet on the part with the pressure gauge ripped off when i was moving it. What kind of glue can I use to put it back on? nothing is damaged it came clean off. BTW, those magnets are strong.
Christine


__________________
Current tank info:150g miracles tank,trigger systems custom sump,ATB Flowstar1500,SRO 2000int, and Simi the puppy faced puffer..
looneytunes is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11/21/2011, 10:44 AM   #2
five O
Registered Member
 
five O's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: Las Vegas
Posts: 152
Just use a 2 part epoxy.


five O is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11/21/2011, 06:57 PM   #3
ctenophore
RC Sponsor
 
ctenophore's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 1999
Location: Rockville MD
Posts: 706
Quote:
Originally Posted by looneytunes View Post
Hello,
I had a little oops with my ATO. the magnet on the part with the pressure gauge ripped off when i was moving it. What kind of glue can I use to put it back on? nothing is damaged it came clean off. BTW, those magnets are strong.
Christine
Hi Christine,

PVC glue works well as both pieces are made from 3/8" PVC sheet. If you have any trouble with it, just email me and I can send out a replacement.


ctenophore is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11/22/2011, 04:58 AM   #4
looneytunes
Registered Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: nj
Posts: 224
Thank you both for the help i have both as it turns out so which do you think would be better the pvc glue or epoxy?


__________________
Current tank info:150g miracles tank,trigger systems custom sump,ATB Flowstar1500,SRO 2000int, and Simi the puppy faced puffer..
looneytunes is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11/22/2011, 01:44 PM   #5
ctenophore
RC Sponsor
 
ctenophore's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 1999
Location: Rockville MD
Posts: 706
Whichever one you feel is easier to use; both should work well. I'm not sure what brand of epoxy you have so it's hard to comment on it, but PVC glue will make a solvent bond which is quite strong. If you have a clamp, use it to press the two pieces together tightly once glued, and let it sit for a few hours. You might also sand both surfaces prior to gluing.


ctenophore is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11/23/2011, 04:13 PM   #6
looneytunes
Registered Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: nj
Posts: 224
Thank you


__________________
Current tank info:150g miracles tank,trigger systems custom sump,ATB Flowstar1500,SRO 2000int, and Simi the puppy faced puffer..
looneytunes is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Show Off your ATO Set-up SaltyDawg1979 Lighting, Filtration & Other Equipment 8 10/31/2010 10:04 PM
What kind of pump required for ato? nanshaw2001 Do It Yourself 13 07/19/2010 07:15 PM
Easy ATO build travis32 New to the Hobby 2 02/15/2010 12:33 PM
ATOs BHHOWARD Lighting, Filtration & Other Equipment 12 12/20/2009 11:18 PM
ATO and Kalk setup discussion. oscar.millan The Reef Chemistry Forum 11 12/01/2009 02:15 PM


All times are GMT -6. The time now is 04:17 PM.


TapaTalk Enabled

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.4
Copyright ©2000 - 2021, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Powered by Searchlight © 2021 Axivo Inc.
Use of this web site is subject to the terms and conditions described in the user agreement.
Reef CentralTM Reef Central, LLC. Copyright 1999-2014
User Alert System provided by Advanced User Tagging v3.3.0 (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2021 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.