Don't know about Goop, but it probably has chemicals in it to keep it plastic and pliable, which will continue to be shed from the substance over time.
Try marine epoxy, it should hold fine and is not toxic once it has cured. It cures very hard so it shouldn't "let go" over time. As with all 2-part epoxy mixtures, keep it off your skin while it is uncured. Tip: sand the plastic very lightly with a fine grit sandpaper, like a 180, 220, or 400 grit wet-dry sandpaper, then rinse off off of dust and wipe dry. This will increase the adhesion. You can get it at the hardware store.
Silicone has low adhesion and it remains soft -- not a great combination except for particular applications.
--- Heather J Gladney <email@example.com> wrote:
How important is trace toxicity from glue securing
airline barbs in the caps of DIY yeast bottles?
I had several combined factors that may have killed 4 of
my bigger fish, such as pH and heater/room temp overheating, but also
using a different glue on the bottle caps for the new yeast batch.
I'd been using silicon before. The odd thing is, puttin
the new caps on a different tank, fish are fine.
I let the Outdoor Goop for 5 days, but it still had a
very faint plasticky odor. In a previous experiment with it on the
same tank, I'd let it outgas for more than 2 weeks, to no obvious ill
effects. My sister commented that Outdoor Goop is really toxic, she
thought there were warnings to parents about not letting children get
hold of it at any time. It isn't the same as the regular indoor Goop.
Goop was recommended on one of the other aquarium CO2
lists, but without specifying which type of Goop. It does hold the stem and
cap together really well. Normally I'd prefer the silicon, but over
several months I found silicon is not adhering to the plastic of the
bottle caps well enough to hold up when I'm banging bottles about
underneath the tank (as carefully as possible, but still!).
Should I try gluing the next batch of bottle caps wiht it
and let it air longer, or give up and go back to silicon? Silicon isn't
nearly as secure or solidly attached to the plastic.
I was also wondering if I could get away with gluing the
silicon first, then layering Outdoor Goop over it only on the outside,
or if I should go buy the regular Goop (not outdoor), or if I should do
the silicon then layering with the regular Goop.
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