• For a Limited Time the R2R Partner Membership is NOW OPEN! Get some cool swag and chances to win part of over $20,000 in prizes! Click here for more details

Epoxy resin

TheAngryReefer

Community Member
View Badges
Joined
May 18, 2019
Messages
39
Reaction score
21
Location
Florida
Is epoxy resin safe in our aquariums? Is there a certain brand or type that is safe? I see a lot of cool resin projects done. It would be interesting to know if we could use this inside of our aquariums safely.
 

Mastiffsrule

King of the run on sentences and bad grammar
View Badges
Joined
Feb 10, 2019
Messages
7,684
Reaction score
30,737
Location
Charlotte
Evening, hope all is well.

I would suggest searching thru our diy forum. I have not seen anyone making their own decorations other than rock. I have seen it, just not sure who to point you to for help.
 

redfishbluefish

Stay Positive, Stay Productive
View Badges
Joined
Mar 22, 2012
Messages
10,180
Reaction score
19,387
Location
Sayreville, NJ
Epoxy is reef safe as long as you don't get one of these brands that contain metal.
 

vetteguy53081

Well known Member and monster tank lover
View Badges
Joined
Aug 11, 2013
Messages
33,320
Reaction score
75,366
Location
Sheboygan
I think of resin ornaments that are safe. I would tend to think it would be.
I would take a look at the ingredients being used to make resin
 

dimik

Active Member
View Badges
Joined
Aug 2, 2020
Messages
208
Reaction score
239
Location
NYC
@dimik any thoughts?
Yeah I don't see a reason why this wouldn't be reef safe. Epoxy resin is plastic. Plastic is generally "safe" for marine tanks.

Like others said make sure there are no metal elements in the mixture. I would look into epoxy used for marine applications. I would also wait longer than the 72 hour full cure time. Giving it at least a week & then emerging it under salt water in a separate vat for a week to make sure anything that might leach off does so away from your fish/coral.

If I was to use one it would be this https://www.superepoxysystems.com/liquid-glass-epoxy/ because they studied their product and it emits zero VOC's.. BUT message them and ask if their mixture has trace metal elements because you're using it for fish tank application.

ALSO, mica pigments might contain metals so don't use those if it's for a reef tank.
 

How fast does coral grow in your tank?

  • VERY Fast

    Votes: 8 2.1%
  • Pretty Fast

    Votes: 50 13.2%
  • Medium Rate

    Votes: 155 40.9%
  • Pretty Slow

    Votes: 104 27.4%
  • VERY Slow

    Votes: 39 10.3%
  • Not at all :(

    Votes: 23 6.1%

Online statistics

Members online
996
Guests online
3,194
Total visitors
4,190
Reef Collective
Top