is this thread sealant reef safe?

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Thank you very much! One question... I messed up a glue job (see photo) and I wanted to know if it would pose any issues?

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No way I can tell based on a picture... sorry. When I glue PVC fittings together, I make sure both
pieces have a good coating of PVC cement on the mating surfaces. I join the pieces, then give it a twist to ensure a solid bond between the pieces.
 
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No way I can tell based on a picture... sorry. When I glue PVC fittings together, I make sure both
pieces have a good coating of PVC cement on the mating surfaces. I join the pieces, then give it a twist to ensure a solid bond between the pieces.
I've done that :) I just meant if that residue will pose an issue :)
 
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@Water Dog will this excess sealant be an issue? Aswell i think i under tightened would that be an issue? And lastly I got a little sealant on tge barb and a tiny bit inside by accident... will this pose an issue with the animals and things?

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With thread sealant, I’m fine with using it right away. For PVC cement, though it cures in 2 hours, I’d still wait 24 hours for it to degas so all the fumes to go away before pushing water through.
 
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Bill Wann from Aquarium Enginnering simply uses silicone on threaded fittings. Watch his presentation here, very informative.

 

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