Reef-Safe Acrylic Repair?

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Hey everyone.

I ordered a specimen container to help introduce fish into the DT after their time in QT. Unfortunately, it arrived cracked and broken.

Is there a reef-safe acrylic cement that I can use to repair this little plastic box? I've heard Weld-On would work, but I would like either some validation of that or some alternatives.

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weld-on will work & would be the preferred cement for acrylic. there are different consistencies, weld-on #4 would be much thinner & used to adhere well prepared edges, weld-on #16 is much thicker & help fill in very small gaps in the repair depending on how tight the parts fit back together. it's the same cement used to build acrylic tanks, depending on the builders brand name of preference. in liquid form it's toxic like most adhesives but once cured it's 100% reef safe. & will work on the plastic the specimen containers are made out of.
 
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weld-on will work & would be the preferred cement for acrylic. there are different consistencies, weld-on #4 would be much thinner & used to adhere well prepared edges, weld-on #16 is much thicker & help fill in very small gaps in the repair depending on how tight the parts fit back together. it's the same cement used to build acrylic tanks, depending on the builders brand name of preference. in liquid form it's toxic like most adhesives but once cured it's 100% reef safe. & will work on the plastic the specimen containers are made out of.
This is exactly what I was looking for. Many thanks!
 

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